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Jenna Hawkins



B.A. (Sociology/Philosophy), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010


Dr. Linda Cullum
Dr. Nicole Power

Thesis (working title)

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies and Practices: Implications for the "Work-Family Problem" and Gender Inequality


My Masters research takes a case study approach to exploring the processes and outcomes of family-friendly workplace policy and practices. I am interested in exploring how family-friendly workplace policies and practices are used, managed, and experienced in the workplace; how they address employees' management of work and family; and the implications for gender equality more generally. Given the lack of research on this subject in Newfoundland and Labrador, I am interested in starting the conversation about "family-friendliness."

Research interests

Gender and work
Work-life balance
Family-friendly policy and practice