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Mansbridge, J. (2003). Anti-statism and Difference Feminism in International Social Movements. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 5, 3, 355-360.
Are outside offers an answer to the compensation negotiation dilemma for women?
Bowles, H.R. & Babcock, L. (2009). Are outside offers an answer to the compensation negotiation dilemma for women? Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.
Claiming fatherhood: Race and the dynamics of paternal involvement among unmarried men
Edin, K., Tach, L., & Mincy, R. (2009). Claiming Fatherhood: Race and the Dynamics of Paternal Involvement among Unmarried Men. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 621, 1, 149-177.
The cultural politics of everyday discourse: The case of “male chauvinist”
Mansbridge, J., & Flaster, K. (2007). The Cultural Politics of Everyday Discourse: The Case of "Male Chauvinist". Critical Sociology, 33, 4, 627-660.
Do traditional institutions constrain female entrepreneurship? A field experiment on business training in India
Field, E., Jayachandran, S., & Pande, R. (2010). Do traditional institutions constrain female entrepreneurship? A field experiment on business training in India.American Economic Review, 100, 2, 125-129.
Exploring gendered behavior in the field with experiments: Why public goods are provided by women in a Nairobi slum
Greig, F., & Bohnet, I. (2009). Exploring gendered behavior in the field with experiments: Why public goods are provided by women in a Nairobi slum. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 70, 1-9.
Female leadership raises aspirations and educational attainment for girls: A policy experiment in India
Beaman, L., Duflo, E., Pande, R., & Topalova, P. (2012). Female leadership raises aspirations and educational attainment for girls: A policy experiment in India.Science, 335, 6068, 582-586.
Gender and persistence in negotiation: A dyadic perspective.
Bowles, H. R., & Flynn, F. (2010). Gender and Persistence in Negotiation: A Dyadic Perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 53, 4, 769-787.
Gender differences in research grant applications and funding outcomes for medical school faculty
Waisbren, S. E., Bowles, H., Hasan, T., Zou, K. H., Emans, S. J., Goldberg, C., Gould, S., Levin, D., Lieberman, E., Loeken, M., Longtine, J., Nadelson, C., Patenaude, A.F., Quinn, D., Randolph, A.G., Solet, J.M., Ullrich, N., Walensky, R., Weitzman, P., Christou, H. (2008). Gender Differences in Research Grant Applications and Funding Outcomes for Medical School Faculty. Journal of Women's Health, 17, 2, 207-214.
Gender in job negotiations: A two-level game
Bowles, H. R., & McGinn, K. L. (2008). Gender in Job Negotiations: A Two-Level Game. Negotiation Journal, 24, 4, 393-410.
Introduction: Special section: Gender in negotiation
Bohnet, I., & Bowles, H. R. (2008). Introduction: Special section: Gender in negotiation. Negotiation Journal, 24, 4, 389-392.
Is there reciprocity in a reciprocal-exchange economy? Evidence of gendered norms from a slum in Nairobi, Kenya
Greig, F. & Bohnet, I. (2008). Is there reciprocity in a reciprocal-exchange economy? Evidence of gendered norms from a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Economic Inquiry, 46, 1, 77-83.
“Male chauvinist,” “feminist,” “sexist,” and “sexual harassment”: Different trajectories in feminist linguistic innovation
Mansbridge, J., & Flaster, K. (2005). Male chauvinist, feminist, sexist, and sexual harassment: Different trajectories in feminist linguistic innovation. American Speech, 80, 3.
Moving teenagers out of high-risk neighborhoods: How girls fare better than boys
Clampet-Lundquist, S., Edin, K., Kling, J. R., & Duncan, G. J. (2011). Moving teenagers out of high-risk neighborhoods: How girls fare better than boys. American Journal of Sociology, 116, 4, 1154-1189.
Quota problems: Combating the dangers of essentialism
Mansbridge, J. (2005). Quota Problems: Combating the Dangers of Essentialism. Politics & Gender, 1, 4, 622-638.
Parenting as a “package deal”: Relationships, fertility, and nonresident father involvement among unmarried parents
Tach, L., Mincy, R. B., & Edin, K. (2010). Parenting as a "Package Deal": Relationships, Fertility, and Nonresident Father Involvement Among Unmarried Parents.Demography, 47, 1, 181-204.
Poverty and the American family: A decade in review
Edin, K., & Kissane, R. J. (2010). Poverty and the american family: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 3, 460-479.
Powerful women: Does exposure reduce bias?
Beaman, L., Chattopadhyay, R., Duflo, E., Pande, R., & Topalova, P. (2009). Powerful women: Does exposure reduce bias? Quarterly Journal of Economics,124, 4, 1497-1540.
The relationships contexts of young disadvantaged men
Tach, L., & Edin, K. (2011). The Relationship Contexts of Young Disadvantaged Men. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 635, 1, 76-94.
Sex differences in research grant applications and funding outcomes for medical school faculty.
Waisbren, S. E., Bowles, H., Hasan, T., Zou, K. H., Emans, S. J., Goldberg, C., Gould, S., Christou, H. (2008).
Should blacks represent blacks and women represent women? A contingent “yes”
Mansbridge, J. (1999). Should Blacks Represent Blacks and Women Represent Women? A Contingent "Yes". Journal of Politics, 61, 3, 628-657.
Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiation: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.
Bowles, H. R., Babcock, L., & Lai, L. (2007). Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103, 1, 84-103.
Status and distrust: The relevance of inequality and betrayal aversion
Hong, K., & Bohnet, I. (2007). Status and distrust: The relevance of inequality and betrayal aversion. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 2.)
Toward a theory of backlash: Dynamic resistance and the central role of power
Mansbridge, J., & Shames, S. L. (2008). Toward a Theory of Backlash: Dynamic Resistance and the Central Role of Power. Politics and Gender, 4, 4, 623-633.
Trust and the reference points for trustworthiness in gulf and western countries
Bohnet, I., Zeckhauser, R., & Herrmann, B. (2010). Trust and the reference points for trustworthiness in gulf and western countries. Quarterly Journal of Economics,125, 2, 811-828.
Ganguli, I. Hausmann, R., & Viarengo, M. (2011). The closing of the gender gap in education: Does it foretell the closing of the employment, marriage, and motherhood gaps? (Working paper).
The elasticity of trust: How to promote trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States
Bohnet, I., Herrmann, B., Al-Ississ, M., Robbett, A., Al-Yahia, K.,& Zeckhauser, R. (2010). The elasticity of trust: How to promote trust in the Arab Middle East (Working paper).
Desai, S.D., Chugh, D., & Brief, A. (2012). Marriage structure and resistance to the gender revolution in the workplace (Working paper).
Performance and information: The role of organizational demography
Bohnet, I. & Saidi, F. (2011). Performance and information: The role of organizational demography (Working paper).
When performance trumps gender bias: Joint versus separate evaluation
Bohnet, I., van Geen, A., Bazerman, M. H. Norris, P. (2012). When performance trumps bias: Joint versus separate evaluation (Working paper).
Norris, P. (2012). Gender equality in elected office in Asia Pacific: Six actions to expand women’s empowerment.
Militarizing men: Gender, conscription, and war in post-Soviet Russia
Eichler, M. (2012). Militarizing men: Gender, conscription, and war in post-Soviet Russia. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Promises I can keep: Why poor women put motherhood before marriage.
Edin, K., & Kefalas, M. (2005). Promises I can keep: Why poor women put motherhood before marriage. Berkeley: University of California Press.
When Johnny and Jane come marching home: How all of us can help veterans
Caplan, P. J. (2011). When Johnny and Jane come marching home: How all of us can help veterans. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Why we lost the ERA
Mansbridge, J. J. (1986). Why we lost the ERA. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Edin, K. & Tach, L. (2012). Becoming a parent: Social contexts of fertility during young adulthood. In A. Booth (Ed.), Early adulthood in the family context (185-220). New York: Springer.
Daddy, baby, momma, maybe: Low-income urban fathers and the “package deal” of family life
Edin, K., Nelson, T., & Reed, J.M. (2011). In M.J. Carlson & P. England (Eds.), Social class and changing families in an unequal America (85-107). Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
Mansbridge, J. & Okin, S.M. (2007). Feminism. In R. Goodin, P. Pettit, & T. Pogge (Eds.), A companion to contemporary political philosophy, 2nd edition (332-359). Oxford: Blackwell.
Making a way out of no way: How mothers meet basic family needs while moving from welfare to work.
Clampet-Lundquist, S., Edin, K., London, A., Scott, E., & Hunter, V. (2004). Making a way out of no way: How mothers meet basic family needs while moving from welfare to work. In A.C. Crouter & A. Booth (Eds.), Work-family challenges for low-income parents and their children (203-242). Malwah: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
Political reservation and substantive representation: Evidence form Indian Village Councils
Beaman, L., Duflo, E., Pande, R., & Topalova, P. (2011). Political reservation and substantive representation: Evidence form Indian Village Councils. In S. Bery, B. Bosworth & A. Panagariya (Eds.), India Policy Forum 2010-2011. Brookings Institution Press and the National Council of Applied Economic Research: Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.
Politics as a male domain and empowerment in India
Beaman, L., Pande, R., & Cirone, A. (2011). Politics as a male domain and empowerment in India. In S. Francheschet, M.L. Krook, & J.M. Piscopo (Eds.), The impact of gender quotas. New York: Springer
Untapped potential in the study of negotiation and gender inequality in organizations
Bowles, H. R., & McGinn, K. L. (August 01, 2008). Chapter 2: Untapped Potential in the Study of Negotiation and Gender Inequality in Organizations. Academy of Management Annals, 2, 1.)
Whatever happened to the ERA?
Mansbridge, J. (2003). Whatever happened to the ERA? In S. Schwarzenbach & P. Smith (Eds.), Women and the United States constitution: History, interpretation, and practice (365-378). New York: Columbia University Press.
Wombfare: The religious basis of fertility politics
Toft, M. (2011). Wombfare: The religious basis of fertility politics. In J.A. Goldstone, E. Kauffman, & M.D. Toft (Eds.), Political demography: Identity, institutions, and conflict. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Writing as a Democrat and a Feminist
Mansbridge, J. (2003). Writing as a Democrat and a feminist. In B. Glassner & R. Hertz (Eds.), Our studies, ourselves: Sociologists’ lives and work (127-138). New York: Oxford University Press.
"Microcredit is not the Enemy."
“Can Political Affirmative Action for Women Reduce Gender Bias?”
*By Derek McLean
Wellesley resident Victoria A. Budson has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women after being appointed to the panel by Governor Deval Patrick last year.
Budson is the founder and has been the executive director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program. Founded in 1996, the program focuses on trying to close gender gaps across the globe.
“Victoria Budson has a long track record of advocacy for women’s rights and equality,” said Governor Patrick in a press release from the commission. “She will be a terrific chairwoman, and I look forward to her leadership of the commission. She brings passion, experience and expertise to the role, and I will be counting on her to help guide the commission’s work in the months and years ahead.”
The commission is an independent state agency created in 1998 to advance Massachusetts women to full equality in all areas of life and promote their rights and opportunities.
The panel is made up of 19 members who are appointed by the governor, Senate president, speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Caucus of Women Legislators.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to strengthen the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by improving the equality and status of women,” said Budson in the release. “I look forward to working with the members of the Commission, the local and regional commissions throughout the state, Governor Patrick and the Legislature to lead us toward the realization of gender equality.”
Budson holds an MPA from the Kennedy School and a BA in sociology and women’s studies from Wellesley College. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Research on Women, and has served as an adviser to the United Nations.
Linda Cavioli, the outgoing chairwoman of the commission, said: “I think Victoria is a great choice to lead the Commission during the next year as we look to strengthen our position in partnership with other regional commissions and raise our voice on behalf of women in the Commonwealth.”
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