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Berger Research Assistant Wins WPA Research Award
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Berger Research Assistant Wins WPA Research Award

Our own McKenzie Javorka ’14 was awarded the 2014 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award! McKenzie will be attending this year’s conference in Portland with Professor Kanaya. The members of the Program Review Committee evaluated her submission and determined that it was one of the most outstanding papers they received this year. McKenzie’s project focused … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Why Women Lawyers Leave
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Huffington Post: Why Women Lawyers Leave

Suzanne Grossman, a career coach for women, reflects on the most common reasons why women lawyers choose to leave their occupations. While leading several workshops for women attorneys considering a career change, she found that these women experienced an overall lack of work-life balance, little meaning in their work, and stressful work environments: About three quarters of the women who … Continue reading

MarketWatch: Stay-at-home moms: Leaning out or left out?
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MarketWatch: Stay-at-home moms: Leaning out or left out?

In response to the Pew Research study that found an increase in the number of stay-at-home mothers, MarketWatch reports that this increase may be due to the changing conditions of the American economy: Stay-at-home mothers have a complex relationship with the U.S. economy. As the job market improved in recent years, more families were either fortunate enough or could afford … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline
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Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

After three decades of decline, the share of stay-at-home mothers in the United States has steadily increased from 23% in 1999 to 29% in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The Pew analysis accounts for various factors that can be attributed to this trend: Pew attributed the rise of stay-at-home mothers to … Continue reading