Rebecca K. Glauber

Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-2500
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 341F, Durham, NH 03824
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Rebecca Glauber is Faculty Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy and an associate professor in 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, the transmission of wealth disadvantages across generations, and grandparent childcare in single-mother families. At Carsey, Rebecca studies the effects of family friendly policies on mothers’ labor market experiences, economic outcomes, and their children’s health and well-being.

Rebecca was awarded the 2006 Sociologists for Women in Society Cheryl Miller Award. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 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

Courses Taught

  • SOC 595: Independent Reading & Research
  • SOC 601: Methods of Social Research/Hon
  • SOC 699: Senior Honors Thesis
  • SOC 792: Internship Independent Study
  • SOC 797: Spec Top/Gender
  • SOC 899: Master's Thesis
  • SOC 900: Pro-seminar
  • SOC 902: Sociological Methods II
  • SOC 975: Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 995: Reading and Research
  • SOC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

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., & Henly, M. (2013). Motherhood Penalty/Daddy Bonus. In V. Smith (Ed.), Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

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. (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. (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

Conley, D., & Glauber, R. (2006). GENDER, BODY MASS, AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS: NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE PSID. ECONOMICS OF OBESITY, 17, 253-275. doi:10.1016/S0731-2199(06)17010-7

Most Cited Publications