Gender Equality in Work and Family: Current Trends and Solutions

Although significant progress has been made in reducing gender inequality since the 1960’s, women still lag behind men on key economic and work measures.  In this moderated session, Dr. Yavorsky (Assistant Professor in Sociology and Organizational Science at University of North Carolina Charlotte) will answer critical questions about what the latest research says about the current state of gender equality in family and work. Dr. Yavorsky will also discuss what needs to occur to jump start gender equality in these two realms and how policy matters. Throughout, Dr. Yavorsky will interweave findings from her own scientific research and how such studies contribute to our understanding of patterns and mechanisms of gender inequality.

The session was moderated by Amanda Sargent (PhD student in Organizational Science at University of North Carolina Charlotte).

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Dr. Jill Yavorsky, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science UNCC

Dr. Jill Yavorsky is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Sociology. Her research focuses on U.S. labor market patterns by gender, race, and class; workplace inequality and discrimination; and divisions of labor among parents.

Her research has been published in top-tier social science journals including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and Journal of Marriage and Family, and supported by national funding institutes such as the National Science Foundation.

Additionally, her work has garnered widespread media attention from leading media outlets such as the New York Times, TIME, Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, NPR, Forbes, among others.