Balakrishnan Distinguished Lecture in Population Dynamics and Inequality

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday October 22, 2018
University College 3110 (Conron Hall)Download iCalendar entry

Where Does the Gender Revolution Stand?

A lecture by Dr. Paula EnglandDr. Paula England

Paula England is a Silver Professor of Sociology at NYU New York and an affiliated faculty member at NYUAD. England’s research has focused on gender inequality at work and at home; she has written on the sex gap in pay, occupational segregation, how couples divide housework, factors leading to divorce, and the wage penalty for motherhood. She has also examined social class differences in family and childbearing patterns. Dr. England was elected in 2018 to the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. England will examine trends in a number of key indicators of gender inequality — including employment, earnings, and segregation of fields of study. She considers which aspects of gender inequality have changed more and which are more resistant to change. She also points out the asymmetry of change in gender — with more change in women’s than men’s roles.


Established in 2016, the goal of the Balakrishnan Distinguished Lecture in Population Dynamics and Inequality, to enhance the excellence in the Department of Sociology in Population Dynamics and Inequality and to give visibility for the University in this area in the academic world. The lecture series is made possible due to the support of Professor Emeritus T.R.  Balakrishnan and Lois F. Leatham.


Past Lectures

  • 2017 Dr. Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology at New York University
  • 2016 Dr. Douglas Massey, Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Princeton