Health Notes


February 06, 2005

Sociology professor's lecture to link work and women's health

The McDaniel College Department of Sociology will present a lecture, "Working More and Feeling Better: Women's Health, Employment, and Family Life, 1974-2002" by Jason Schnittker, at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Decker Auditorium in the Lewis Hall of Science.

Schnittker is the Janice and Julian Bers assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture will critically evaluate the debate over women's health and employment, focusing on data trends during the last 30 years.

Although the "time bind" appears to have slowed improvements in women's health in recent years and gender inequality persists within households, the overall trend suggests steady improvements in women's health, driven largely by the increase of employment opportunities, he says.

The trends are so powerful that women's health may have surpassed that of men in the 1990s, a reversal of long-standing patterns, Schnittker says.

He has written articles for the Annual Review of Sociology, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and Social Psychology Quarterly. His research has been mentioned recently in Redbook, Marie Claire, USA Weekend and Organic Style and on WebMD.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Information: 410-857-2293.

CHANGE Auxiliary will meet Thursday

The CHANGE Auxiliary will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the CHANGE cafeteria, 115 Stoner Ave., Westminster.

The auxiliary is open to families, individuals and community businesses that want to assist with client activities, fund raising and general support of CHANGE.

CHANGE Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing respite, vocational and employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Information: 410-848-4114.

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