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Recent Publications

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Kennedy, Emily H. and Julie A. Kmec. 2019. “Is There an ‘Ideal Feeder?’ How Healthy and Eco-Friendly Food Consumption Choices Impact Judgements of Parents.” Agriculture and Human Values.  DOI 10.1007/s10460-018-09904-z

Brady, David, Agnes Blome, and Julie A. Kmec. (Forthcoming). “Work-Family Reconciliation Policies and Women’s and Mother’s Labor Market Outcomes in Rich Democracies.” Socioeconomic Review.

Zhang, Hong, Julie A. Kmec, Tori Byington.  (Forthcoming). “Gendered Career Decisions in the Academy: Job Refusal and Job Departure Intentions among Academic Dual-Career Couples.” Review of Higher Education.


Zhang, Hong and Julie A. Kmec 2018. “Non-normative Connections between Work and Family: The Gendered Career Consequences of Being a Dual-career Academic.” Sociological Perspectives LINK

Kennedy, Emily H. and Julie A. Kmec. 2018. “Reinterpreting the Gender Gap in Household Pro-Environmental Behavior.”  Environmental SociologyLINK 


Morton, Sarah, and Julie A. Kmec. 2017. “Gender Penalties for Risk-Taking in the Job Attainment Process.” Journal of Risk Research LINK 


Kmec, Julie A., C. Elizabeth Hirsh, and Sheryl Skaggs. 2016. “Workplace Regulation of Sexual Harassment and Federal and State-Level Legal Environments.” Research in the Sociology of Work 29.


Zurlaquova, Zarrina, Tori Byington, and Julie A. Kmec. 2015. “The Impacts of Marriage on Perceived Academic Career Success:  Differences by Gender and Discipline.” International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology 7 (3).

O’Connor, Lindsey (Trimble), Julie A. Kmec, and Elizabeth Harris. 2015. “Giving Care and Perceived Discrimination: The Social and Organizational Context of Family Responsibility Discrimination.” Research in the Sociology of Work 26.


Kmec, Julie A. and Sheryl. L. Skaggs. 2014. “The ‘State’ of Equal Employment Law and Managerial Gender Diversity.” Social Problems 61: 530-558.

Kmec, Julie A., Lindsey (Trimble) O’Connor, and Scott Schieman.  2014. “Not Ideal: The Association Between Working Anything but Full Time and Perceived Unfair Treatment.” Work and Occupations 41: 63-85.


Kmec, Julie A., Matt Huffman, and Andrew Penner. 2013. “Being a Parent or Having a Parent? The Perceived Employability of Men and Women who Take Employment Leave” American Behavioral Scientist 58: 453-472.

Kmec, Julie A. 2013. “Why Academic STEM Mothers Feel They Have to Work Harder than Others on the Job” International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology 5(2).

O’Connor, Lindsey B.  (Trimble), Julie A. Kmec, and Steve McDonald. 2013. “Social Networks and the Job Search: Focusing on People Asked to Provide Job Assistance.” Nova Science Publishers.


Skaggs, Sheryl L. and Julie A. Kmec. 2011. “Checking the Pulse of Diversity among Healthcare Professionals:  An Analysis of West Coast Hospitals.” The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences 639: 236-257.

Kmec, Julie A. 2011. “Are Motherhood Wage Penalties and Fatherhood Bonuses Warranted?” Social Science Research 40:444-459.

Trimble, Lindsey B. and Julie A. Kmec. 2011. “Social Networks and their Impact on Getting a Job.”  Sociology Compass 5:165-178.