Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Workplace, Workforce, and Working Families

Sloan Centers on Working Families

To build a body of quality scholarship that provides perspective to and understanding of the lives of working families and the work conditions that affect them, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program on Workplace, Work Force and Working Families created six Sloan Centers on Working Families. Four of these centers are engaged in ongoing research.

The remaining two centers have completed their funded work.

  • The Center on Working Families at the University of California, Berkeley
  • The Employment and Family Careers Institute at Cornell University

Each of these interdisciplinary Centers is directed by leading scholars who have developed research programs built on their intellectual strengths. As a result, each Center has developed its own distinctive approach to its study of  working families. In addition, the Centers have played an instrumental role in developing the next generation of scholars interested in studying working families.

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Program Director:
Kathleen Christensen Bio