In the Nov. 4, 2015 NYT, Mary Blair-Loy explained the issue of work-life balance and the lack of policies aimed at addressing it: “'This is not an individual problem, it is a social problem,' said Mary Blair-Loy... 'This is creating stress for working parents that is affecting life at home and for children, and we need a societal-wide response.' She said policies like paid family leave and after-school child care would significantly ease parents' stress. Yet today, families mostly figure out the juggle on their own."
What We Do
The Center for Research on Gender in STEMM fosters rigorous social scientific research that advances basic knowledge and supports the efforts of universities, employers and policy makers to create more equitable and productive workplaces. We take into account the ways in which men's and women's professional opportunities are shaped by race, ethnicity, nationality and sexual identity as well as gender.
We are currently engaged in in-depth studies of academic STEMM professions, and also host a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to support interdisciplinary conversations and mutual learning among faculty and graduate student instructors teaching about gender.
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