Dr. Jill Yavorsky is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and Organizational Science program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. I teach both undergraduate courses (e.g., Gender, Work, and Family) and graduate courses (e.g., Macro-Organizational Theory).
My research program explores workplace patterns, practices and outcomes. Specifically, I have ongoing projects that examine family and work dynamics of successful couples; mechanisms and patterns of occupational segregation, and; divisions of labor of new parents.
My research has been published in a variety of outlets, including top sociology journals like American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Journal of Marriage and Family and has garnered widespread media attention, appearing in New York Times, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Slate, Chicago Tribune, etc. In addition to publishing and teaching, I also enjoy consulting with technology firms.
Yavorsky, Jill E, and Claudia Buchmann. Forthcoming. “Gender Typicality and Academic Achievement Among American High School Students.” Sociological Science.
Yavorsky, Jill E., and Janette Dill. 2019. “Unemployment and Men’s Entrance into Female-Dominated Jobs.” Social Science Research. (*equal authorship)
Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa A. Keister, Yue Qian, and Michael Nau. 2019. “Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions.” American Sociological Review (Link to Do Files and Datasets Used for Article)
Yavorsky, Jill E. 2019. “Uneven Patterns of Inequality: An Audit Analysis of Hiring-related Practices by Gendered and Classed Contexts.” Social Forces
Yavorsky, Jill E., Philip N. Cohen, and Yue Qian. 2016. “Man Up, Man Down: Race-ethnicity and the Gendered Hierarchy of Men in Female-dominated Work.” 57(4): The Sociological Quarterly 733-758.
Yavorsky, Jill E., Claire M. Kamp Dush, and Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan. 2015. “Production of Inequality: Gender division of labor across the transition to parenthood.” Journal of Marriage and Family 77(3):662-679.
* 2014 Jesse Bernard Award, National Council on Family Relations
* Top Press Coverage: New York Times, TIME, Washington Post, Newsweek, Slate
* Brief Report, Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) Symposium on Housework