• Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings
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    Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings

    October 2020

    Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., discusses the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her mental health research as well as the teens she works with. 

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  • WCW Hosts Gender Equality Social Change Dialogue
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    COVID-19 and Gender Equality

    October 2020

    Experts from WCW discuss the compounding ways that COVID-19 is impacting women’s work-life balance, economic opportunity, and mental wellbeing.

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  • Women's Review of Books: September/October
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    Women’s Review of Books

    September/October 2020

    The latest issue of Women's Review of Books highlights Black voices and Black stories.

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    Wellesley College Students Begin Virtual Research Internships

    September 2020

    Six Wellesley College student interns have begun their work with WCW mentors for the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
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    Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

    August 2020

    WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan reflects on the meaning of voting, and what we should keep in mind as November approaches on this 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Skilled Immigration Policy

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Is Lagging Behind in Skilled Immigration Policy

Research demonstrates highly positive impacts of skilled immigration resulting in countries competing globally for talent. Although many countries are continuously introducing new policies to attract more skilled workers, the U.S. immigration policy is in a gridlock with little progress.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Paid Family Leave

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Does Not Have Paid (Federal) Family Leave

Although research shows clear benefits of family leave, the U.S. remains the only developed country that does not offer paid family leave for its workers. This hampers women’s work efforts and endangers the wellbeing of children.

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Commentary with Laura Pappano: Olympics Are Gold for Women Athletes

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The Olympics may be—on the surface—about international goodwill, but they are more baldly about political competition. They also offer a report card on gender equity progress. One could credit the rise of women’s athletics in the U.S., not to the passage of Title IX in 1972, but to the Cold War realization that the medal gap between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was essentially the difference in women’s participation.

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Q&A with Erin Johnson, Ph.D.

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Wellesley Centers for Women Welcomes Two New Research Scientists

Research Scientist Erin Johnson is a microeconomist who studies questions in health care such as how physicians respond to financial incentives when making treatment decisions. In addition to measuring impacts of various factors on treatment, her work is interested in the resultant impacts on patient health, which she measures using patient diagnoses and other health indicators. Some of her current work examines how the physician-patient relationship affects treatment.

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The Women's Sports Leadership Project

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Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

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Dating Violence Prevention Program for Each Grade in Middle School

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Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools (Shifting Boundaries)

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