Gender Dynamics and Inequalities

Mariam Abouelenin

My research intersects gender, work-family balance, and family justice, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I explore how global socioeconomic shifts and cultural changes, including political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic, have influenced gender dynamics and inequalities. My PhD research investigated the persistence of gender inequalities in Egypt, assessing how [Read More...]

2024-04-05T11:23:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, PhD

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Ph.D., is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. He also doubles as a research associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His doctoral [Read More...]

2024-01-24T15:28:25-05:00January 24th, 2024|

Negotiating business and family demands: the response strategies of highly educated Indian female entrepreneurs.

This study explores how highly educated Indian women entrepreneurs prioritize and manage the work and family role boundaries. It also explores whether boundary management strategies vary based on motherhood and business stages. We explored these issues by interviewing twenty-five financially successful well-educated women entrepreneurs from five cities (Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Cochin) in India. [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:59:44-04:00June 8th, 2023|

“Commit professional suicide or take up my pilgrim’s staff again?”: A cultural examination of how female managers resolve shock events in developing regions.

How do key cultural aspects of individualism/collectivism and gender egalitarianism shape the decision making of female managers from developing regions when handling major work–family conflicts (WFC)? We address this question by drawing on a qualitative study of 50 female managers from developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa who work in one particular [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:53:12-04:00June 8th, 2023|

The Equality Policy Paradox: Gender Differences in How Managers Implement Gender Equality–Related Policies.

Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of the introduction and implementation of a flexible work policy intended in part to improve gender equality at a STEM professional organization, I develop grounded theory on how managers’ gender shapes their implementation of such initiatives. I identify an <italic>equality policy paradox</italic> in which women managers, who openly [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:47:49-04:00June 8th, 2023|

It’s a Match: The Relevance of Matching Chronotypes for Dual-Earner Couples’ Daily Recovery From Work

Cohabiting dual-earner couples are increasingly common. However, previous recovery research mainly focused on employees independently of others, thereby overlooking an essential part of their life. Therefore, we take a closer look at dual-earner couples' recovery processes and link this research to a circadian perspective. We assumed that unfinished tasks impede engagement in time with the [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:59:03-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Amplifying the gender gap in academia: “Caregiving” at work during the pandemic.

We examine the effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on faculty using survey data. First, we uncover heterogeneity in the immediate effects on research productivity and burnout. Three groups emerged (Career Accelerated, Career Insulated, and Career Headwinds) with female faculty disproportionately represented in Career Headwinds, experiencing both high burnout and declines in research productivity. Second, we [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:33:36-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Gender inequities in the workplace: A holistic review of organizational processes and practices

In this paper, we provide a broad, integrative review of the degree to which gender inequities exist in organizational domains and practices covering areas such as performance evaluation, compensation, leadership, work-family conflict, and sexual harassment, spanning the employee lifecycle from selection to exiting the organization. Where the literature allows, we review intersectionality findings. We also [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:31:40-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Gender, race-ethnicity and postdoctoral hiring in STEMM fields

As postdoctoral training has become a requirement in many STEMM fields the influence of postdoc hiring on STEMM labor force inclusion and diversity has increased, yet postdoc hiring processes have received only limited attention from researchers. Drawing on status theory and data for 769 postdoctoral recruitments, we systematically analyze the relationship between gender, race-ethnicity, and [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:36:41-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Implementing Diversity Training Targeting Faculty Micro-Aggressions & Inclusion: Practical Insights and Initial Findings

Despite the importance of faculty diversity training for advancing an inclusive society, little research examines whether participation improves inclusion perceptions and belongingness. Integrating training and diversity education literature concepts, this study examines the effectiveness of training targeting microaggressions in six STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) oriented departments at a research-intensive university. Reactions data collected at [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:33:19-04:00June 1st, 2023|
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