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UW-Eau Claire to Host Discussion on Occupational
Segregation and Work and Family Conflict

RELEASED: Nov. 5, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The Women's and Gender Equity Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is hosting a panel discussion on occupational segregation and work and family conflict in the workforce at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. Panelists are Dr. Melissa Bonstead-Bruns and Dr. Ed Young.

Bonstead-Bruns will discuss work and family conflict. An associate professor of sociology and chair of that department at UW-Eau Claire, she received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Iowa in 2000. She has done research on the gender structure of occupations and wage attainments, as well as gender and the labor market matching process.

Young will discuss occupational segregation. He is a professor of economics and chair of the economics department at UW-Eau Claire. He received his master's degree in 1972 and his doctoral degree in 1977, both from Washington State University. He has taught classes concerning microeconomics, macroeconomics, economics of American minorities and women in the labor market.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentations.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact WAGE at 715-836-2693 or wage@uwec.edu.

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