The Cost of Being a Girl: Author Yasemin Besen-Cassino on the Gender Pay Gap

Monday, October 15, 2018 // 2:00 pm

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Join us for an author talk with Yasemin Besen-Cassino, whose latest book, The Cost of Being a Girl (Temple University Press, 2018), focuses on how early work experiences lead to later gender inequalities in the market. This research, supported by the W.E. Upjohn Institute, explores the inequalities in the youth labor force with an intersectional perspective and traces the origins of the wage gap to part-time teenage work. It has been praised by Publishers Weekly and London School of Economics Review and was featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, MTV, CNN, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among many others.

Yasemin Besen-Cassino is a Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University. She served as the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society (2014-2018) and the Managing Editor of Men & Masculinities (2003-2005). She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from State University of New York in Stony Brook in 2005. Her research focuses on work, gender, and youth and has appeared in many sociology journals such as Contexts, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Theory & Society, NWSAJ, and Education & Society. In addition, her work has been featured in many popular venues such as the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Atlantic, CNN, MTV, Fortune, and Ms. Magazine, and many others.

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