CWW Research Capacity

As part of its diverse agenda, the Center for Women and Work (CWW) conducts cutting-edge research relevant to gender, workplace policies, education, career development, women’s leadership and advancement, work-life integration, and other issues of importance to New Jersey’s and the nation’s working families. 

See below for a summary of the research we perform at CWW.  For further information, please contact our Research Director, Danielle Lindemann, at djlind@work.rutgers.edu.  

How Can We Help You?

At CWW, we conduct original research and analyze existing data on diverse topics related to our areas of work.  Our multi-disciplinary team of university researchers is well-versed in numerous literatures situated at the intersection of gender, work, education, and policy.  We have expertise in various facets of quantitative and qualitative research including survey methods, interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, content analysis, multivariate regression and other forms of statistical analysis.  We produce multiple types of deliverables, ranging from research briefs and policy documents to op-eds and articles for scholarly journals.

Topics We Have Covered in the Past

Since its establishment in 1993, CWW has produced innovative scholarship on a myriad of diverse topics.  This diversity is reflected in the themes of some of our most recent publications:

Policy-Based Work Supports

Family Leave


Paid Sick Days


Minimum Wage


Unionization


Education for All


Women in Science and Technology


Women in Legal Professions


Other Topics


Current Research Projects

We are currently engaged in ongoing projects on multiple topics, including:

  • Success strategies employed by women executives in industries such as finance, pharmaceuticals, and communications
  • Women’s attrition in undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) majors
  • Impact of Family Leave Insurance program on New Jersey businesses 
  • Access to and favorability of earned sick days by residents of New Jersey
  • Effects of Family Leave Insurance on maternal and infant health behaviors: a state-by-state look at leave benefits and health outcomes
  • Impact of training on quality of care for home-based health care recipients
  • Impact of unionization on home-based childcare providers in New Jersey
  • Spouses who live apart for work-related reasons:  what can they teach us more broadly about the negotiation of family, gender, and careers in the United States today?
  • Strategies to promote effective institutional transformation for equity in career and technical education programs
  • State policy for equity in the STEM education to work pipeline
  • The transition between associate and full professor for university faculty, with a particular focus on women in the STEM disciplines

 

More Information

For more information about any of these projects, contact our Research Director, Danielle Lindemann, at djlind@work.rutgers.edu.