This is a Call for Papers for the first conference on South Asian Womanhood and Girlhood, which will take place on October 28-29 at Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus. The theme of the conference is "Identities in Transition." We welcome researchers, practitioners, scholars, and thinkers to participate in this social justice initiative. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to explore from a diversity of perspectives the lives of South Asian women in both South Asia and the diaspora.
Chung found that men and women in full-time jobs with flexible schedules worked about the same amount of overtime hours. The same went for mothers and fathers. The men, however, saw an earnings increase beyond overtime pay after switching from a concrete schedule to flexible hours. They banked an average of 1,000 more euros (about $1,125) per year. The women enjoyed no such gains.
Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.
"The survey of thousands of business school graduates showed that men had slightly higher salaries right out of the gate. But the most astounding thing happened nine years later: The distance between men and women's salaries more than doubled"
Many universities have adopted tenure-extension policies that give new parents greater flexibility. In practice, these policies are usually gender-neutral, giving fathers an extra year to establish their reputations, just like mothers.
Includes quotes with WFRN member and former WFRN Executive Committee Member, Kathleen Gerson
"One might have predicted that as women began to join the workplace, it became not just important, but essential, for women as well as men to have some kind of a thriving work life, and that we would then start to redefine the ideal worker model," Gerson said. "The irony is, instead of doing that, the opposite has occurred."
"But why does everyone need to follow the same career path anyway? Wouldn't it make good sense for partners who have children to have complementary career cycles? Smart young couples will want to plan more holistic, dual career families, rather than individual ones, where each partner could have a slightly different, but mutually supportive, pacing. One partner could run the 30-to-50 sprint, the other a longer marathon."