|Glass, Jennifer, PhD|
Jennifer Glass is Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published over 30 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, and mother's employment and mental health. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography, among others. She has received the Reuben Hill Award for Excellence in Theory and Research from the National Council on Family Relations, and a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her research on work-family issues has thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award. She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, and the Organizations and Work Section of the American Sociological Association, and served on the Council of the ASA.
Her research interests include work and family life, the impact of religious fundamentalism on family formation and family behavior, and fertility. She is currently researching the effects of workplace policies and benefits on wage growth among mothers, fathers, and nonparents to try and understand the origins of the "motherhood wage gap" that continues to economically disadvantage mothers and their children. A related project focuses on the effects of different forms of child care (including care by fathers) on mother's child care satisfaction, job satisfaction, and mental health. She published a report in 2006 looking at the employment decisions of evangelical and fundamentalist women following childbirth in the Journal of Marriage and Family, and a follow-up paper in Gender & Society in 2008 that addressed whether fundamentalist men with children in the U.S. are more involved in family life while cutting back on career goals.
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