Lecture: 'Career and Family - Collision or Confluence'
October 23, 2017
Room: Marriott Room
UMass Amherst Campus
In recent decades, many highly educated women have successfully navigated career roadblocks that hindered equally gifted women in the past. More recently, a greater fraction of college graduate women has achieved family as birthrates have risen. What happens when there are more kids and more careers? Is it a collision course or a successful confluence of desires? Claudia Goldin will address the topics of women, work, pay and family.
Goldin is a professor of economics at Harvard University and director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program. Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her research has covered a wide array of topics, including slavery, the economic impact of war, the female labor force, immigration, New Deal policies, income inequality, technological change, education, and the gender gap in pay. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. In the past several years her work has focused on college women’s achievement of career and family. Her most recent project concerns the increase of women’s employment in their mature and older years.