Iris Marion Young Lecture: "Achieving Equal Pay--What Will It Take?" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Iris Marion Young Lecture: "Achieving Equal Pay--What Will It Take?"

March 31, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Heidi Hartmann (President, IWPR)

Women's Studies Program, GSPIA, Center for Metropolitan Studies at GSPIA, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Sociology

Dr. Hartmann will review how much progress women have made in the labor market in the past few decades, comparing upper income and lower income women’s success.  She will discuss the impact of the recession and the recovery on women, and the disproportionate effects of government cut backs on women, both as consumers of government services and as government workers.


Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she formed in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research.  She is an economist with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics.  Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at The George Washington University.

Dr. Hartmann has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.  She lectures internationally on women, economics, and public policy, frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress, and is often cited as an authority in various media outlets such as CNN, NBC News, the Washington Post, and The New York Times.  She is a co-author of several IWPR reports including: Women’s and Men’s Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession; Still a Man’s Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap; The Impact of Social Security Reform on Women; Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave; and Combining Work and Welfare: An Antipoverty Strategy.  She is currently the Chair of the Board of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Secretary/Treasurer of the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO), and Co-Chair of NCWO’s Task Force on Older Women’s Economic Security (OWES).  She has also served as an editor of several scholarly journals and is currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy and a member of the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics.

Prior to founding IWPR, Dr. Hartmann was on the faculties of Rutgers University and the New School for Social Research and worked at the National Council/National Academy of Sciences, where she served as Associate Executive Director of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and contributed to numerous reports on women’s employment issues, including Women, Work, and Wages: Equal Pay for Jobs of Equal Value and Computer Chips and Paper Clips: Technology and Women’s Employment.

In 1994, Dr. Hartmann was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in the field of women and economics.  She is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Swarthmore College and the Wilbur Cross Medal for distinguished alumni of the graduate school of Yale University.

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