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Sociology Professor Michelle Budig and Graduate Student Melissa Hodges Receive Reuben Hill Award

We are pleased to announce that former Family Research Scholar Michelle Budig and her student Melissa Hodges from the Sociology Department have received the 2011 Reuben Hill Award for their article entitled “Variation in the Motherhood Penalty across White Women’s Earning Distribution", published in the American Sociological Review (*75(5):705-28).


The Reuben Hill Award is presented by the National Council on Family Relations to the authors of the best research article. Recipients are recognized for an outstanding article, book, or monograph that combines theory and methodology in the analysis and interpretation of a significant family issue.

The American Sociological Review is the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association (ASA) who publish original works of interest to the sociology discipline in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. The journal can be found online here: http://www.asanet.org/journals/asr/

Hodges, whose research focuses ongender and race income inequality and work and family policy, received a CRF fellowship to conduct research with Budig to examine the relationships between work-family policies and gender differences in self-employment participation and earnings.