Good News! Drs. Michelle Budig, Philip Cohen, & Michael Rendall

Professor Michelle Budig will join us in September, 2012, from UMass, Amherst. Her research has focused on gender, employment, family, and work/family reconciliation policies. She has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Humboldt Research Fellowship to examine how family policies on women’s employment and family formation affect gendered outcomes. Budig’s research on the motherhood wage penalty, in the American Sociplogical Review was recently named one of the top ten most influential articles in the field of Organizations, Occupations, and Work by the American Sociological Association. In 2003 Budig received the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Research Excellence in Families & Work.

Professor Philip Cohen will join us from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in January 2012. Professor Cohen has published widely on gender work and family issues, for example, the relationship between cohabitation, earnings, and the division of household labor; the role of family structure in facilitating or impeding women’s employment; the effects of labor market racial/ethnic compositionon racial and gender inequalities. He is the author of two books currently under contract: Management Matters: Gender Inequality and Diversity Among American Managers (Stanford University Press) with Matt L. Huffman; and The Family: Diversity, Inequality and Social Change (W.W.Norton and Company).

Professor Michael Rendall will join us in August from Rand where he has been the Director of the Population Research Center. Professor Rendall is a demographer whose research has investigated migration in the U.S., Mexico, and the European Union. Recently he has investigated household breakups in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. He has also published on demographic methods and statistics, for instance on the possibility of combining survey and population data on birth and family. Professor Rendall will be an Associate Director of the Maryland Population Research Center next fall.

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