Prof. Gornick received a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. Her research is on comparative social welfare policy, and concerns variation across high- and middle-income countries. Much of her work considers the effects of social policy on women’s status in the labor market, on the economic well-being of families, and, most recently, on income inequality. Her books include Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor (2009), with Marcia Meyers et al.; Families That Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment (2003), coauthored with Meyers; and Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries (2013), coedited with Markus Jäntti.