Jennifer Laird's ASA work on increased racial disparity due to the Great Recession makes the news


Jennifer's research presented at this year's annual meetings of the American Sociological Assoication in Chicago made headlines.  Her dissertation research on public-sector employment inequality after the Great Recession shows that job cuts during and after the recession
disproportionately hurt black workers, especially woman, and increased racial disparity in the public sector.

Please see details in the UW Today release  http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/08/24/blacks-hit-hardest-by-public-sector-job-losses-during-recession-study-finds/

  and a radio piece on KUOW: http://kuow.org/post/blacks-were-more-likely-be-laid-during-recession-uw-study-finds

Her work is also being highlighted in recent issue of Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/08/great-recession-screwed-over-black-women-public-sector

 Important work by Jennifer!