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Book Reading: Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules

Dr. Dan Clawson and Dr. Naomi Gerstel

Event Date(s):
November 12, 2014 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
| 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Umass Amherst campus: Commonwealth Honors College- Room 160

Please join us in celebrating the release of a new book by UMass professors and Center for Research on Families Scholars’

Professors Clawson and Gerstel will discuss their book, followed by a moderated discussion. An informal reception will be held after the reading. Please RSVP here

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