Janet Gornick

Janet Gornick is professor of political science and sociology; director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; and director of the US Office of LIS—all at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Most of her research is comparative and concerns social welfare policies and their impact on gender disparities in the labor market and/or on income inequality. She has published articles on gender inequality, employment, and social policy in many journals, including American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, Socio‐Economic Review, Journal of European Social Policy, European Sociological Review, Social Science Quarterly, Monthly Labor Review, and Feminist Economics. She served as guest editor for “Work‐Family Reconciliation Policies in High‐Employment Economies: Policy Designs and their Consequences,” a special double issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (2006–2007). She also presents her work in popular venues, including The American Prospect, Dissent, and Challenge Magazine.

She is the coauthor or coeditor of three books: Families That Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003), Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor (Verso Press, 2009), and Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries (Stanford University Press, 2013).

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