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    • Dr. Madeleine Leonard, CWFR Sabbatical Visitor, Summer 2005

      The Center is delighted to host Dr. Madeleine Leonard, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland during part of her sabbatical. She will be at Penn State from April 20 – August 15, 2005. Dr. Leonard, a sociologist, describes her interests as the sociology of childhood and the informal economy. Recent books include Against All Odds: Family Life on a Low Income in Ireland (Dublin, IPA, 2002, with Mary Daly) and Invisible Work, Invisible Workers: The Informal Economy in Europe and the USA (London: Macmillan, 1998).

      On May 6, 2005, Dr. Leonard will make a research presentation at an informal CWFR Brown Bag luncheon at 11:45 in 105 White Building. The title of her presentation will be, “Teenage girls and housework in Irish society.”

      Faculty and graduate students who are interested in meeting with Dr. Leonard during her visit should contact Barbara King at the Center for Work and Family Research ( to arrange a time.

    • August 16, 2004: Moving Up or Getting Stuck? Former Welfare Recipients' Job Retention and Advancement.

      Rukmalie Jayakody, Penn State University and Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan, received funding from W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research for a new grant titled "Moving Up or Getting Stuck? Former Welfare Recipients' Job Retention and Advancement." View grant abstract...

    • September 10, 2003: Gillian Hampden-Thompson Receives Dissertation Grant from American Educational Research Association
    • September 4, 2003: Women's Leadership Initiative
    • June 2, 2003: Women, Work and Family Health: A Balancing Act
    • May 16, 2003: Tim Slack Receives Fellowship from Rural Policy Research Institute



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