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Jennifer Glass

Centennial Commission Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin

Research Initiative:

Glass will write a book about the unprecedented rise in American mothers’ labor force participation over the last 50 years, examining mothers’ increased economic responsibility for their children in a labor market that is punitive to workers with care responsibilities. Her manuscript will focus on the large proportions of children at risk of relying mostly or exclusively on their mothers' financial support. It will also explore the underlying reasons why employers and the state have decreased their support of children and their primary caregivers.


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