Levy to Speak on the ‘Welfare State and Gender Stratification Across Classes’

Hadas Mandel

Hadas Mandel of Tel Aviv University will speak on “Welfare State and Gender Stratification Across Classes” on Tuesday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in 904 Campus Center.

Within the extensive and variegated research on welfare states and gender, the diversity among women is not commonly highlighted. In her lecture, Mandel will draw from the literature on welfare state policies, gender, and class in order to stress the importance of class distinction for understanding how welfare state policies affect the life chances of women.

Mandel is a senior lecturer in the department of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv, where she also heads the Pollak Program for Excellence for doctoral students in the social sciences. Her research focuses on cross-country variations in gender inequality, their relationship to class inequality, and the role of the welfare state. She also studies the motherhood penalty within a cross-country comparative perspective and the role of gender in wage inequality between occupations. Selected publications on these topics have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Social Politics and the British Journal of Sociology.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the department of sociology, the department of economics and the Center for Public Policy and Administration.