Rebecca Glauber

Director of Graduate Program
Phone: (603) 862-2500
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 345A, Durham, NH 03824
Rebecca Glauber

Rebecca Glauber is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. Her research investigates patterns of gender, race, and class inequalities in families and in the workplace. In particular, she is interested in the transition to parenthood and mothers' and fathers' labor market outcomes. Glauber was awarded the 2006 Sociologists for Women in Society Cheryl Miller Award. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Demography, Research on Aging, Gender & Society, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Work and Occupations, Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Human Resources, Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, and The Handbook of Families and Poverty. She joined the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2007 after receiving her doctorate degree in sociology from New York University.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, New York University
  • M.A., Sociology, New York University
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Research Interests

  • Families
  • Gender
  • Labor markets
  • Social stratification
  • Work

Courses Taught

  • SOC 520: Family
  • SOC 601: Methods of Social Research
  • SOC 900: Pro-seminar
  • SOC 902: Sociological Methods II
  • SOC 975: Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Glauber, R. (2019). The Wage Penalty for Parental Caregiving: Has It Declined Over Time?. JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, 81(2), 415-433. doi:10.1111/jomf.12555

Glauber, R. (2018). Trends in the Motherhood Wage Penalty and Fatherhood Wage Premium for Low, Middle, and High Earners. DEMOGRAPHY, 55(5), 1663-1680. doi:10.1007/s13524-018-0712-5

Glauber, R., & Day, M. D. (2018). Gender, Spousal Caregiving, and Depression: Does Paid Work Matter?. JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, 80(2), 537-554. doi:10.1111/jomf.12446

Glauber, R. (2017). Gender Differences in Spousal Care Across the Later Life Course. RESEARCH ON AGING, 39(8), 934-959. doi:10.1177/0164027516644503

Glauber, R., & Young, J. R. (2015). On the Fringe: Family-Friendly Benefits and the Rural-Urban Gap Among Working Women. JOURNAL OF FAMILY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES, 36(1), 97-113. doi:10.1007/s10834-014-9418-z

Smith, K. E., & Glauber, R. (2013). Exploring the spatial wage penalty for women: Does it matter where you live?. SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 42(5), 1390-1401. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.03.006

Glauber, R. (2012). Women's Work and Working Conditions: Are Mothers Compensated for Lost Wages?. WORK AND OCCUPATIONS, 39(2), 115-138. doi:10.1177/0730888411422948

Glauber, R., & Gozjolko, K. L. (2011). Do Traditional Fathers Always Work More? Gender Ideology, Race, and Parenthood. JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, 73(5), 1133-1148. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00870.x

Glauber, R. (2011). LIMITED ACCESS: Gender, Occupational Composition, and Flexible Work Scheduling. SOCIOLOGICAL QUARTERLY, 52(3), 472-494. doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.2011.01215.x

Glauber, R. (2008). Race and gender in families and at work - The fatherhood wage premium. GENDER & SOCIETY, 22(1), 8-30. doi:10.1177/0891243207311593

Glauber, R. (2007). Marriage and the motherhood wage penalty among African Americans, Hispanics, and Whites. JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, 69(4), 951-961. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2007.00423.x

Conley, D., & Glauber, R. (2007). Family background, race, and labor market inequality. ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, 609, 134-152. doi:10.1177/0002716206296090

Conley, D., & Glauber, R. (2007). Black-white differences in income and wealth mobility. In sixth meeting of the University Working Groups on the Social Dimensions of Inequality.

Conley, D., & Glauber, R. (2006). Parental educational investment and children's academic risk - Estimates of the impact of sibship size and birth order from exogenous variation in fertility. JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 41(4), 722-737. doi:10.3368/jhr.XLI.4.722