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    Sharing Our Stories: A Discussion With Student Parent Authors

    February 3, 2022

    This panel will feature three student parents who graduated from colleges across the country, became scholars, experts, and advocates, and went on to author books about their experiences to help today's parenting students, as well as tomorrow's.

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    In 2022, Let's Rethink Work

    January 2022

    On our blog, Laura Pappano urges us to un-gender jobs and the workplace in light of the pandemic.

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    Diverse Data Samples Drive Social Change

    November 2021

    In our latest Research & Action Report, we highlight some of the ways our research scientists are harnessing the power of data—which is most powerful when it represents all members of our communities.

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    Sounding the Alarm: Speaking Up Against Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Labor Abuse

    November 2021

    Wellesley College alumnae share their powerful stories of speaking out against labor abuse and their hopes for a more equitable workplace for women.

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    Fighting Time to End Systemic Racism

    November 1, 2021

    Senior Scholar Amy Banks, MD, reflects on the role of systemic racism in a wrongful conviction that changed the lives of two families forever.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Paid Family Leave


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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