Sociological research on gender inequality in conversation with development economists

April 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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This is part of The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem).


Rachael Pierotti is a Social Development Specialist for the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank. She is a sociologist who specializes in the study of gender inequality in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research examines drivers of gender gaps in agency and empowerment, labor force participation, occupational choice, entrepreneurial success, wages, and agricultural productivity. She also has a background in the study of demographic behaviors, such as marriage timing, fertility, and reproductive health. Rachael earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan in 2013.