27 minutes | Aug 13, 2020

Bonus Episode: The Parent Trap

FEATURED GUESTSJennifer Glass, Ph.D.Jennifer Glass is the Centennial Commission Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center of the University of Texas, Austin.  She has published over 60 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  She received the Jessie Bernard Award  in 2020 from the American Sociological Association, the Harriet Presser Award in 2019 from the Population Association of America, the 2016 Best Publication Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, the Reuben Hill Award in 1986 from the National Council on Family Relations, and has thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Monthly Labor Review, and Demography, among others She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association.Dr. H. Elizabeth PetersH. Elizabeth Peters, an Institute Fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, is a labor economist and demographer with more than 30 years of experience in social and family policy research. Her work focuses on family and social investments in children and youth, family outcomes and risk factors, the role of the family as a social safety net, and the impacts of public policies on father involvement. She has several current projects that assess the impact and implementation of policies such as paid leave and schedule control that help workers manage work and nonwork responsibilities related to family. Her previous research has examined the effects of public policies such as divorce laws, child support policy, child care policy, taxes, and welfare reform on family and child behaviors and outcomes.Before joining Urban, Peters was a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and was the founding director of the Cornell Population Center. She is currently Professor Emerita at Cornell. From 1993 to 2004, she was a partner in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development–funded Family and Child Well-Being Network, where she directed the network’s fatherhood efforts. She was also a member of the steering committee that guided the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics’ Nurturing Fatherhood initiative. Peters earned her MPP and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. RELATED RESOURCES
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