Congratulations to Pilar Gonalons-Pons (PSC/PARC Research Associate) for being nominated for the 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family for her article, "His and Her Earnings Following Parenthood in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom." Alison Dunatchik, a Joint Demography & Sociology PhD Candidate, was also nominated for her research entitled, "Re-examining How Partner Co-presence and Multitasking Affect Parents’ Enjoyment of Childcare and Housework." The award is presented to the author(s) of the best research paper published in a given year. Gonalons-Pons and Dunatchik's work was recognized as two of 15 papers nominated from over 2,500 articles published in 2020, from around the world.
Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology & Demography, University of Pennsylvania
M.P.A., Social Policy, London School of Economics, 2015
B.A., Political Science, American University, 2010
Allison is a dual PhD candidate in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests center on gender, work and family, with a particular focus on how social policies affect gender inequalities inside and outside of the household.
Allison’s current research explores how gender inequality is produced and reproduced within different-sex couples in a context of changing gender norms and changing patterns in family demography across high-income countries. She is also currently working on a project analyzing how the gender division of household labor changes over time following major life course events, such as the transition to parenthood.
Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Allison was a policy evaluation analyst at the National Centre for Social Research in London. Allison holds an MPA in Social Policy (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science from American University (Magna Cum Laude).