Associate Director, Open Circle Jewish Learning, Hebrew College WAPPP Fellow
Elizabeth Singer More's research examines the history of women, work, and the family. As a WAPPP Fellow, she plans to complete the manuscript for her book on the intellectual and political history of maternal employment in America from World War II through the mid-1990s.
Senior Economist, The World Bank Jobs Group WAPPP Fellow
Eliana Carranza's major fields of interests are development and labor economics. Her research focuses on the empirical study of household behavior, including its implications on economic and demographic outcomes, and the status of women.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim Lara Warner Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School WAPPP Fellow
Anna Raute's major fields of interest are labor and public economics. Her research focuses on the effects of public policy on women’s fertility and labor market decisions as well as the effects of universal childcare attendance on children.
Simone Schaner, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College
Across the world, the increasing use of digital payments for government to person transactions for social programs has provided an entry point for the world’s poor into the formal financial sector. This phenomenon begs the question: how can governments best leverage this opportunity to enable economic empowerment for women? This seminar explores research that uses a randomized controlled trial to assess how financial inclusion coupled with targeted benefit payments impact...
Laura Gee, WAPPP Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University
In this seminar, Laura Gee presents the results from a 2.3 million person field experiment on a large job posting website, LinkedIn that varied whether or not a job seeker was able to view the number of applicants for a job posting. Her results show that while the intervention increases the likelihood that a person will complete the application process by 3.5%, women remained more likely to finish the application than men. Additionally, Gee finds that allowing job seekers to view...
Elizabeth Singer More, WAPPP Fellow; Lecturer on History and Literature; Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
As women began to fill the ranks of management in the 1980s, the impact of motherhood on an individual’s career trajectory and the corporate balance sheet became a source of debate among feminists and business leaders. In this seminar, Elizabeth Singer More examines the “mommy track” argument that some feminists, most prominently Felice Schwartz of Catalyst, claimed would save businesses money by working to retain...