The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years
This project will identify factors related to successful residential drug treatment of Latino men.
This research project is divided into two separate sub-projects. The first concentrates on analyzing the effects of family leave policies in the United States. The analysis uses micro data from the U.S. to evaluate the economic issues related to parental leaves. The changes in Federal and State level parental leave mandates in the 1980s and 1990s provide an interesting setting in which the career impacts of parental leaves can be evaluated. The second research stream will perform a similar evaluation using Finnish data. Finland has an extensive family leave policy that was developed over the last 40 years, providing a useful comparison to the United States. The project is funded by the 35th Anniversary Fund of the WCW.
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.
This project looks at two national datasets to explore the relations among child, family, employment, and program characteristics and parental choice.
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.
The Women’s Sports Leadership Project has the overarching goal of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on gender disparities in organized athletics for the purpose of articulating a new vision of female leadership that legitimizes and connects athletic experience to off-the-field skills. The project features the FairGamesNews.com blog.
This work revolves around helping to build and define the burgeoning field of womanist studies.
The Wellesley Centers for Women partnered with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to study gender equity in leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.
Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and features essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women. Read the latest issue.
The overarching goal of this project is to facilitate full citizenship rights for women and children with disabilities in Bangladesh and Nepal
This project is based on the model of past work dealing with the intersections of women's, and children's, and disability rights in Bangladesh and Nepal. It is a multiphased project to be actualized in Bangladesh (January 2009), Nepal (January 2009), Cambodia (May 2009), and India (May 2009).
Researchers of this project found that adults who have an awareness of their own relational needs and capacities have the potential to be more effective caregivers and role models in childcare setting, resulting in better outcomes for both the adults and children.
Researchers gathered economists, policy-makers, and funders to develop several recommendations for building a skilled and stable workforce for After School Programs.
To better understand how the at-risk population of Cambodian working mothers adjusts to life in the United States—and to perhaps find more ways to help ameliorate those risks — this project aimed to understand how this population traverses the challenges of working outside the home and maintaining their roles as family caretakers.
This group of inter-related research projects examines three related changes in the U.S. workplace - rising employment in the service industries, increased diversity of the workforce, and the increase in numbers of older workers.
This program brings together a working group of lawyers and jurists from Asia to focus on law reform in the region. The working group will examine the role that gender-based strategic litigation can play in advancing equality, non-discrimination, and human rights.
Researchers will interview women board members and men who have served on boards with women among Fortune 1000 companies to determine how a critical mass of women serving on a board affects corporate governance.
This project examined the gendered nature of Korean transnational corporations, highlighting the ways in which features of the workplace shape individual and communal identity.
Researchers examined the ways in which same-sex couples in Massachusetts perceived marriage. Interviews with couples and children illuminated reasons why same-sex couples may or may not marry and related social influences.
The project brings together China’s leading scholars on gender and the law to build common cause on women’s rights in China.
In 2009-2012, Erika Kates, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Crystal An, M.A., Project Assistant, worked with a diverse group of policymakers, advocates and administrators on three action-oriented research projects. These projects were designed to draw attention to the special circumstances of women involved with criminal justice agencies, highlight women-centered resources, and suggest more cost-effective policies and practices.
Firms across the globe that engage in international production and manufacturing employ many women. This research outlined various risks and perceived benefits associated for female employees.
This action project involved mobilization of scholars and policymakers to address economic status and women's educational and professional development.
This study examines the impact of work stress on working mothers’ health during the first three years after having a child.
This project proposes to advance scientific knowledge regarding the relationship between health and work, and both the positive and negative conditions within a workplace. This study asks how important employment really is toward productivity and health in an older workers' life.
This program examined the ways urban high school students benefit from and utilize school-to-work programs, with an exploration of class differences on work relationships and overall experience.
This project in collaboration with UNICEF addresses, through research and analysis, the way in which women's and children's rights intersect with legislative reform.
This roundtable to be held in Rabat, Morocco in spring 2011 brings together women advocates and law and policy makers who are working to advance the rights and status of women in the Muslim community.
This grant allows for ongoing technical assistance to Ford Foundation grantees working on the advancement of a women’s rights agenda in China.
This study looks at what influence college activities have on recruiters considering people for corporate leadership positions.
The primary purpose of the study was to provide a picture of child care usage among Massachusetts low-income families.
This collaborative project involves sharing best practices and training to promote social entrepreurship by women in Saudi Arabia.
This project led to a full-length documentary exploring the lives of five women artists who are also mothers.
This project was an evaluation of a program that looked at the ways in which low income women benefit or suffer from various approaches to community and leadership development.
Through this project, a review was developed to identify, annotate, and synthesize research studies and projects/interventions addressing primary and secondary school-related gender-based violence in developing countries. The review was conducted in 2002-2003 and again in 2007-2008.
This project involves coordinating a coalition to identify best practices for serving women in Massachusetts' prisons.
This project examined the experiences of women leaders in varying fields, in order to teach other women how to advance in similar ways and overcome barriers.
Through this project, a network of women leaders in countries where either Islam is a state religion, or has a large community that is governed by religious laws including Islamic laws, has been convened to build a body of scholarship that can be a platform for advocacy and sharing of strategies on emerging issues that bolster women's political, public and business participation.
This inactive project examined women's rights and continued indirectly through the Gender and Justice Project and the Battered Mother's Testimony Project.
This project is designed to explore and develop approaches to enhancing business practice and productivity through relational and emotional intelligence, and encourages mutual empowerment, the shifting of organizational norms, and continuous learning and teaching.