Janet C. Gornick, Director
Director, Luxembourg Income Study Center, Graduate Center
Director, LIS, Luxembourg
Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Telephone: (212) 817-1872
Fax: (212) 817-1674
Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Janet Gornick is LIS Center Director and Director of LIS in Luxembourg. Professor Gornick, who has been associated with LIS and using LIS data for over twenty years, brings considerable expertise on working with the LIS data to The Graduate Center.
Keynote Address, UN General Assembly, 2014
Commencement Address, The Graduate Center, 2012
Inequality: it Matters, Interview, Folio, Winter 2013
Fall 2014 – Social Welfare Policy
Fall 2013 – Women, Work, & Public Policy
Spring 2013 – LIS
Spring 2012 – Introduction to the Policy Process
Fall 2008 – Policy Evaluation
Selected Publications (articles are in PDF format)
Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries, edited by Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti. California: Stanford University Press, July 2013.
Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor, Janet C. Gornick, Marcia K. Meyers, et al. Series edited by Erik Olin Wright. New York, London: Verso Press, 2009.
Families That Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment, Janet C. Gornick, Marcia K. Meyers, et al. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2003.
Articles, peer-reviewed journals:
2013 Frase, Peter, and Janet C. Gornick. “The Time Divide in Cross-National Perspective: The Work Week, Education, and Institutions that Matter.” Social Forces 91(3) 697–724.
2012 Lyness, Karen, Janet C. Gornick, Pamela Stone, and Angela Grotto. “It’s All about Control: A Cross-National Study of the Antecedents and Consequences of Worker Control over Schedule and Hours.” American Sociological Review 77(6): 1023-1049.
2012 Sayer, Liana, and Janet C. Gornick. “Cross-National Variation in the Influence of Employment Hours on Child Care Time.” European Sociological Review 28(4): 421-442.
2012 England, Paula, Janet C. Gornick, and Emily Shafer. “Women’s Employment, Education, and the Gender Gap in 17 Countries.” Monthly Labor Review (April): 20-29.
2012 Gornick, Janet C., and Markus Jäntti. “Child Poverty in Cross-National Perspective: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study.” Children and Youth Services Review 34: 558–568.
2010 Ray, Rebecca, Janet C. Gornick, and John Schmitt. “Who Cares? Assessing Generosity and Gender Equality in Parental Leave Policy Designs in 21 Countries.” Journal of European Social Policy 20(3):196-216.
2009 Gornick, Janet C., Eva Sierminska and Timothy Smeeding. “The Income and Wealth Packages of Older Women in Cross-National Perspective.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 64B(3): 402-414.
2008 Gornick, Janet C., and Marcia K. Meyers. “Creating Gender-Egalitarian Societies: An Agenda for Reform.” Politics & Society 36(3): 313-349.
2008 Presser, Harriet, Janet C. Gornick, and Sangeeta Parashar. “Nonstandard Work Schedules in Twelve European Countries: A Gender Perspective.” Monthly Labor Review (February): 83-103.
2008 Bardasi, Elena, and Janet C. Gornick. “Working for Less? Women’s Part-Time Wage Penalties Across Countries.” Feminist Economics 14(1): 37-72.
2006 Gornick, Janet C., and Alexandra Heron. “Working Time Regulation as Work-Family Reconciliation Policy: Comparing Europe, Japan, and the United States.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 8(2): 149-166.
2004 Gornick, Janet C., and Marcia K. Meyers. “More Alike Than Different: Re-Assessing the Long-Term Prospects for Developing ‘European-Style’ Work-Family Policy in the United States.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 6(3):251-273.
2004 Gornick, Janet C. “Women’s Economic Outcomes, Gender Inequality, and Public Policy: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study.” Socio-Economic Review 2: 213-238.
2004 Rosenfeld, Rachel, Heike Trappe, and Janet C. Gornick. “Gender and Work in Germany: Before and After Reunification.” Annual Review of Sociology 30: 103-134.
2001 Gornick, Janet C., and Marcia K. Meyers. “Lesson-Drawing in Family Policy: Media Reports and Empirical Evidence about European Developments.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. 3(1): 31-57.
2001 Meyers, Marcia K., Janet C. Gornick, and Laura R. Peck. “Packaging Support for Low-Income Families: Policy Variation Across the U.S. States.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 20(3): 457-483.
1998 Gornick, Janet C., and Jerry A. Jacobs. “Gender, The Welfare State, and Public Employment: A Comparative Study of Seven Industrialized Countries.” American Sociological Review 63(5): 688-710.
1998 Gornick, Janet C., Marcia K. Meyers, and Katherin E. Ross. “Public Policies and the Employment of Mothers: A Cross-National Study.” Social Science Quarterly 79(1): 35-54.
1997 Gornick, Janet C., Marcia K. Meyers, and Katherin E. Ross. “Supporting the Employment of Mothers: Policy Variation Across Fourteen Welfare States.” Journal of European Social Policy 7(1): 45-70.