Mary Gatta is a senior scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women in Washington, D.C., which works nationally and in its home community of Washington, D.C., to build pathways to economic independence for America's families, women and girls.
Gatta holds a master's degree and doctorate in sociology from Rutgers University and a B.A. in social science from Providence College. Her areas of expertise include gender and public policy, low-wage workers, earnings inequality, and sex segregation studies.
Gatta has published several books, articles, and policy papers. Her latest book, Not Just Getting By:The New Era of Flexible Workforce Development released from Lexington Press's imprint Press for Change, chronicles ground-breaking thinking and research on new and innovative workforce development initiatives that delivers skills training to single working poor mothers via the Internet. Her book, Juggling Food and Feelings: Emotional Balance in the Workplace was released from Lexington Press in 2002.
In addition to books, Gatta has published numerous scholarly articles and public policy papers on topics including gender equity in academia, the gender-based pay gap, and welfare policy. Finally, Gatta was recently elected to a three-year Council term of the American Sociological Association’s Sociological Practice Section.
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