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Sarah Lynn Kostecki

PhD Candidate in Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Areas of Expertise:
  • Children & Families
  • Family Policies
  • Women

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About Sarah

Kostecki is a Political Scientist with expertise in welfare state policies across the globe. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between work-family reconciliation policies (those that reconcile tensions between work and family) and the persistence of gender inequality in employment across the United States and 31 middle- and high-income countries. The policies of interest in her study are leave policies (maternity, paternity, and parental), publicly subsidized childcare, and working time-regulations. Other research topics of interest include the politics of welfare state development and the measurement of household well-being.

Contributions

The Importance of Paid Family Leave — Done Right

Publications

"LIS, Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg— An Overview," (with Janet C. Gornick and Berglind Hólm Ragnarsdóttir), Luxembourg Income Study, LIS Technical Working Paper Series, June 2013.

Examines the LIS Cross National Data Center in Luxembourg.

"Analyzing Inequality across Households in High-Income Countries: How Does the Value of Unpaid Work and Non-Cash Government Transfers Change the Picture?," (with Berglind Hólm Ragnarsdóttir, Nathaniel Johnson, Markus Jäntti, and Janet Gornick), LIS Working Paper Series, forthcoming.

Constructs a new income definition where we add both the value of unpaid work and the value of non-cash government transfers to the LIS conventional income measure of disposable household income (DHI). Begins the task of creating a more complete portrait about how to analyze economic inequality across households than research using narrower income definitions.