• Can Extended Family Keep Teens from Making Risky Sexual Decisions?
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    Can Extended Family Keep Teens from Making Risky Sexual Decisions?

    April 2018

    WCW researchers investigate how extended family members can help teens make smarter decisions about dating, sex, and relationships.

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  • How To Be a Change Agent
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    How To Be a Change Agent

    Each person has systems in which they are privileged or oppressed. Once a person is aware of how they fit into a system, they can work to change a small piece of it, says Emmy Howe.

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  • Mother's Day
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    Celebrate Mother's Day with WCW

    For Mother's Day, we asked our friends what they want the world to know about the women in their lives.

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  • Women's Review of Books
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    New Women's Review of Books

    March/April 2018

    This issue looks at books about Colombian painter and intellectual Emma Reyes, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the difficulties scholars of color face in gaining tenure, and more.

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  • Lunchtime Seminar Lineup
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    Meet, Think, Learn With Us This Spring

    Spring 2018

    Our spring Lunchtime Seminar Series runs through May 10 and will feature thoughtful discussions on NCAA Women's Basketball, preventing youth depression, activism for scholars, sexual assault prosecution, teacher wellbeing, and child marriage.

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The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

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Work, Families and Children

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Ongoing since 1986
Assessing Child Care Issues in Working Families

workfamilieschildren This long-term program brings together research on employment, work and family issues, and child care as a support for working families.

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Working Conditions and Health

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Ongoing since 1985
Study of working conditions and impact on health

workfamilieschildren_small20Working Conditions and Health is a group of inter-related research projects with a common interest in understanding the relation of working conditions to the physical and mental health of workers.

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Massachusetts Early Care and Education Studies

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Ongoing since 1999
Assessment of Early Care and Education in Massachusetts

workfamilieschildren_small20This group of inter-related research projects seeks to understand the state of early care and education in Massachusetts and make recommendations for quality outcomes.

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Parental Choice: Research Evidence from Two National Datasets

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2010-2015
Family relationships

workfamilieschildren_small20This project looks at two national datasets to explore the relations among child, family, employment, and program characteristics and parental choice.

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Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

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Ongoing since 2012
Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

This work revolves around helping to build and define the burgeoning field of womanist studies.

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Improving Two-Generation Approaches for Children and Family

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Ongoing since 2015

WCW prepares a white paper and two research reviews to frame the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s approach to two-generation strategies related to advancing family economic security and children’s education and learning simultaneously

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Family Policies and Women’s Labor Market Careers

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Ongoing since 2011
A comparison between the U.S. and Finland

This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Job Creation

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Ongoing since 2015

Examining the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs.

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High-Skilled Immigration and the Structure of High-Tech firms

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Ongoing since 2011
Immigration programs and policies

This project will examine the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States. In particular, we exploit the combined employer - employee data of the most prominent US high tech firms to evaluate the extent to which foreign born science and engineering workers are employed, and how the work force composition is affected by the inflows of immigrant scientists. This research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Massachusetts Women's Justice Network

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Ongoing since 2009
Women's Justice

This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.