WFRN Virtual Conference Recording Available Author-Meets-Readers: Claudia Goldin’s Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Towards Equity (Princeton University Press 2021) ***SPECIAL EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

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This WFRN Virtual Conference Series plenary session invited discussion from both author and readers of Dr. Claudia Goldin’s new book, Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Towards Equity (Princeton University Press (2021). Drs. Mary Blair-Loy, Janet Gornick, Helen Kowalewska, Kris Marsh, and Berkay Özcan served on our panel of readers. Dr. Claudia Goldin began the session with short remarks about the book and each panelist provided 6-8 minutes of reflection on the manuscript after which Dr. Goldin will respond to the readers’ comments. Our expert panelists then engaged in a moderated panel discussion. The session opened to questions to the general audience. This event was free and open to the public.  The event was held  January 20, 2023 10:00-11:30am US Eastern Time.


  • Sarah Damaske, Professor of Sociology, Labor & Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University and WFRN Vice President
  • Richard J. Petts, Professor of Sociology, Ball State University and WFRN Board Member


  • Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University


  • Mary Blair-Loy, Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego
  • Janet Gornick, Professor of Political Science and Sociology and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Distinguished Chair in Socio-Economic Inequality, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center
  • Helen Kowalewska, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath
  • Kris Marsh, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
  • Berkay Özcan, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy & School of Public Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science