The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of May 23, 2007 - Achieving Work/Family Balance: Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Lisa Dodson, Research Professor, Boston College

Lisa Dodson is a research professor of sociology at Boston College who studies the work and family strategies of lower-income families. Recent publications include Wage-Poor Mothers and Moral Economy and Family Labor in Low-Income Household: A Decade of Qualitative Research. She teaches course on “Carework and Inequality” and “Poor Law to the Working Poor” as well advanced field research methods. Previously, Dodson was fellow at Harvard Law School on Border Crossings, a comparative policy project examining US and global economic development practices. During the 1990s she was a policy fellow at the Radcliffe Public Policy Center conducting extensive field research that resulted in the book Don’t Call Us Out of Name: The Untold Lives of Women and Girls in Poor America. Currently Dodson is working on the book A New American Underground that draws from eight years of original research, examining the effects of low wages on child-raising families and also on middle-class people, whose work brings them into daily contact with low-wage workers, their children and families.

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