Harriet Presser

University of Maryland

Harriet B. Presser, Distinguished University Professor and director, Center on Population, Gender, and Social Inequality, at the University of Maryland, is preparing a comprehensive assessment of the trend toward a twenty-four hour economy and its effect on American employment. Increasing numbers of Americans now work non-standard hours, including weekend, evening, night, and "split-shift" schedules, and such employment disproportionately involves women, minorities, and low-skill workers. Presser explores how these changes have altered the dynamics of American family life, and addresses issues of public policy concerning the availability of jobs and caregiving for less-advantaged workers.


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