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"The long arm of the job: Implications for families"
ANN C. CROUTER, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
Professor of Human Development; Director, Social Science Research Institute; Director, Consortium for Children, Youth, and Families
Thu 12th, April 2007
620 Thompson Hall
Ann C. Crouter is one of the nation's leading scholars on the interface of work and family. Her research has focused on the connections between parents' work conditions, family dynamics, and the development of children and adolescents. She has explored these issues with her long-time collaborator, Susan McHale, in the context of three longitudinal research studies focused on dual-earner families, all funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She currently collaborates on research to examine similar themes in ethnic minority families, as well as a large investigation of the work and family circumstances of low-income, rural parents, part of an NICHD-funded program project conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina and Penn State. Most recently, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NICHD, Crouter is co-directing a set of inter-related studies that closely examine the work-family connection for managers and employees in the hotel industry. In June, Dr. Crouter will become the next Dean of the College of Health and Human Development. For more information about Dr. Crouter's research click here.