My research addresses questions at the intersection of work, policy, and social change:
How can policies promote healthy and sustainable workplaces and communities?
And when are such policies achieved?
I employ a range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools: survey analysis, comparative/historical research, event history analysis, ethnographic and structured interviewing, and mixed method approaches. Using these tools, my current research can be organized into two streams: comparative policy analysis and the policy consequences of social movements. Additionally, my previous interdisciplinary, collaborative research examines workplace health and safety practices. Selected publications in these areas are listed below.
Comparative Policy Analysis
Engeman, Cassandra (in preparation). "Extending Leave Rights to Fathers: Women, Political Competition and Family Policy Expansion."
Engeman, Cassandra. 2020. "Breaking the Liberal-Market Mold? Family Policy Variation across U.S. States and Why It Matters," In Rense Nieuwenhuis and Wim Van Lancker, eds. Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy. Palgrave.
Acknowledgements: Manuscript preparation for the U.S.-based research and data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation for the cross-national comparative research were supported by the European Commission as part of its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (742339-ERA).
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