Baird, Chardie L

Chardie L. Baird (Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University) has a B.S. in sociology from the College of  Charleston and a Ph.D. in sociology from Florida State University.  Her substantive interests lie in the areas of youth and the life course, gender, work, and family.  She is particularly interested in the persistence of women's disadvantaged positions in paid work and her recent and current research focuses on the early life constraints/opportunities that affect young women’s career goals, later life constraints/opportunities that affect women’s career outcomes, and the extent to which early life factors influence women’s employment situations in later life.  In a paper published in The Sociological Quarterly (2004) with John R. Reynolds, she assessed the organizational, worker status, and salience/need factors associated with knowledge of the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) among those who should be covered by the program.  In a paper published in Sex Roles (2008), she explored how community context affects young women’s occupational plans.

Expertise: Dual Earner Families, Health and Wellbeing/Wellness, FMLA, Work-Family Conflict, Gender Attitudes


Kansas State University
Dpt of of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
204 Waters Hall
Manhattan KS 66506
United States