2016 Nov 01

Mary C. Brinton and Eunsil Oh: Gender Inequality and Fertility in Japan and South Korea

12:30pm to 2:00pm


Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, presentation by 

Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Eunsil Oh, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, Harvard University.

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

2016 Sep 12

Brian A. Jacob: Differentiated Accountability and Education Production: Evidence from NCLB Waivers

12:00pm to 1:45pm


Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)

Inequality Seminar Series presentation by Brian A. JacobWalter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy and Professor of Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

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Michele Lamont

Culture and Inequality through Various Prisms

September 1, 2016

This August, Michèle Lamont began a term as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association. This honor came with a number of responsibilities, including organizing the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting. She chose as a theme “Culture, Inequalities, and Social Inclusion across the Globe.” Participants can look forward to plenary sessions on topics such as “Dignity, Morality, and the Bridging of Group Boundaries,” “The Politics of Distribution and Recognition,” “The Pursuit of Inclusion through Law, Policies, and Narratives,” and much more.... Read more about Culture and Inequality through Various Prisms

Social Demography (SOC 3323)

The Social Demography Seminar at the Center for Population and Development Studies provides a lively forum for scholars from across the university to discuss in-progress social scientific and population research. Social demography includes work that uses demographic methods to describe and explain the distribution of social goods across populations. The Social Demography Seminar thus welcomes presentations on a wide variety of topics such as family, gender, race/ethnicity, population health--including mortality, morbidity, and functional health--inequality, im/migration, fertility, and...

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Mary Brinton stands in front of a building on Harvard's Cambridge campus.

Gender Equity and Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies

May 17, 2016

Progress towards gender equality was substantial on many fronts in the decades leading up to the 1990s. Since then, movement towards gender equality has slowed. The gender wage gap has narrowed at a slower pace in the past 20 years, and the same can be said for occupational sex segregation. Postindustrial societies show variation in these patterns and in the consequences that ensue.... Read more about Gender Equity and Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies