Prof. A. Killewald+++CANCELLED+++
Dear Fellow Alumni,
unfortunately we have to cancel our Zoom event with Prof. Alexandra Killewald due to unforeseen reasons. We are sorry for any inconveniences caused.
Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. She is an affiliate of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. She uses quantitative methods to study inequality in the contemporary United States, with a focus on the relationships among work, family, and money.
In one line of research, Killewald investigates the gendered intersection of work and family. She takes on questions such as: How does marriage and parenthood affect wages? How do wives’ earnings shape their time in housework? What employment patterns do mothers experience? How are work and money associated with couples’ risk of divorce? Her findings frequently challenge the household specialization paradigm for understanding couples’ time use and wage outcomes. A recurring theme in her findings is the persistence of the male breadwinner norm, in contrast to substantial variation in women’s work-family combinations.
Dr. Volker Baas MPA'88