This seminar is open to the public.
The mission of the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality is to shed light on the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that maintain and break down gender inequalities in postindustrial societies. Our research examines the dramatic changes in men’s and women’s work and family roles in Europe, North America, and East Asia from the viewpoint of multiple disciplines. We will explore gender equity within households and firms as well as the broader economic and public benefits that can accrue from having both men’s and women’s voices represented in corporate and public policy decisions. The main question motivating our initiative is: Why are some societies experiencing more rapid movement towards gender equality than others? Our programming revolves around three institutional realms—labor markets and employment; households and families; and public policy.
Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars take place from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Bowie-Vernon Room (K262) in the Knafel Building at 1737 Cambridge Street.