Long Road to the Fast Track: lecture from Penn Women’s Studies

Posted by on October 17, 2003

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 5:00pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, Univ. of Penn
Public Lecture by Claudia Goldin, Professor of Economics at Harvard:
“The Long Road to the Fast Track”

Goldin will assess the success of the generation of women now in their 40s in balancing family and career in top professional and managerial jobs. A century ago, college women achieved either “family or career.” In the 1950s they had “a family then a job.” In the 1980s their goal was “career then family,” in that order. But when “career” comes first, “family” is often left behind and the fraction achieving both career and family was low for the baby boomers. How have the women born in the early 1960s fared in the realm of work and family? Are they the first to achieve “career and family” in record numbers? Have we finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel? Or, is there a much longer road to the fast track?

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the address.

For More Information, contact:
Dana Barron
Executive Director
Alice Paul Center for Research on Women and Gender
University of Pennsylvania
email: dbarron@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: (215) 898-9607
Fax (215) 898-1803

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