Jennifer Glass

Jennifer Glass is the Centennial Commission Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at 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. 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, and Demography, among others. She has received the Harriet Presser Award from the Population Association of America, the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and has been Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. She chaired the Social Science and Population Processes section of the National Institutes of Health from 2017-2019. Her most recent projects explore the intensifying demands on U.S. mothers to financially support their children and their capacity to meet those demands, focusing on wages and working conditions in male and female dominated jobs. She is also researching whether and when governmental work-family policies improve or undermine parents’ and children’s mental and physical health, and the role of work-family reconciliation policies in mothers’ disadvantage in the labor market.

(Biography from the University of Texas at Austin website)

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