Thursday, April 17 / 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM   •   Napoleon B2

Session 53:
Work and Family

Chair: Vanessa Wight, University of Maryland
Discussant: Liana C. Sayer, Ohio State University
Discussant: Philip N. Cohen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  1. The Importance of Work: Changing Work Commitment Following the Transition to ParenthoodMarie M. Evertsson, Swedish Institute for Social Research ; Richard Breen, Yale University

  2. Explaining Trends in “Opting Out” among Women, 1981-2006Cordelia Reimers, City University of New York ; Pamela Stone, Hunter College (CUNY)

  3. Influences of Family Structure and Partner Characteristics on Mothers’ Employment TrajectoriesChristine Percheski, Princeton University

  4. Parental Leave Policies and Parents' Employment and Leave-TakingChristopher Ruhm, University of North Carolina at Greensboro ; Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

Other sessions on Marriage, Family, Households and Unions