Jerry Jacobs, PhD

Jerry A. Jacobs, PhD

Professor, Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences

Jerry A. Jacobs has been a member of the faculty in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania since 1983, when he completed his PhD in sociology at Harvard. He has served as the Editor of the American Sociological Review and is the Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network. His research has addressed a number of aspects of women's employment, including authority, earnings, working conditions, part-time work and work-family conflict, and entry into male-dominated occupations. He has authored or edited 10 books and journal special issues, published over 80 academic papers and received more than 30 research grants. His current research focus is on technology, elder care and employment. In other words, will the robots take care of grandma? He will be pursuing this topic as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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