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Elizabeth Gregory

Taylor Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Director, IRWGS & Professor of English, University of Houston

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About Elizabeth

Gregory's work focuses on Fertility & Women's Work. the Economics of Care, Domestic Violence, and related matters. Overarching themes in Gregory's writings concern birth timing effects, the need for school/work synchrony, the causes of gendered poverty, etc. Gregory leads the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Houston, which focuses on data produced by service providers in Houston/Harris County.

Contributions

Jobs for Men but Not for Women?

In the News

Opinion: " Don’t Just Fight Abortion Bans. Build an Economy of Care.," Elizabeth Gregory, Houston Chronicle, September 23, 2021.

Publications

"Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood " (NY: Basic Books, 2007).

Explores the trend to delayed motherhood in the US, through interviews with 100+ women who started their families by birth or adoption, at or after 35, and extensive collateral research. Discusses without ignoring the complexities that older women may face in their quest to have children, Gregory's findings show many advantages to delay, including: Strong family focus: More financial power; Enhanced self-confidence.