Work and Labour, Inequality, Gender, Economic Sociology, Social Policy
My research centres around understanding how inequalities in people’s economic security develop via diverging employment trajectories. I am particularly interested in considering how relations of gender, migration, and racialization intersect with changing employment relations and broader policy and institutional frameworks.
Motherhood career penalties: linking organizational, institutional, and individual contexts
Most mothers in Canada are engaged in paid employment, but gendered norms of parenting and work continue to work to their career disadvantage. Why is this so? Does the kind of organization in which mothers work matter? How exactly do differences in organizational practices and structures affect whether and how motherhood limits career opportunities? I am exploring these questions with Beth Hirsh and Jane Pulkingham in a study funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Insight Development grant program.
Fuller, Sylvia and Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt (2015) “Career Pathways for Temporary Workers: Exploring Heterogeneous Mobility Dynamics with Sequence Analysis” SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 50: 76-99
Fuller, Sylvia and Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt (2014) “Lasting Disadvantage? Comparing Career Trajectories of Matched Temporary and Permanent Workers in Canada” CANADIAN REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY 51(4) *Winner of the Canadian Sociological Association Best Article Award
Fuller, Sylvia (2014). “Do Pathways Matter? Linking Early Immigrant Employment Sequences and Later Economic Outcomes: Evidence from Canada“. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW 49(2): 355-405
Pulkingham, Jane and Sylvia Fuller (2012) , “From Parent to Patient: The Medicalization of Lone Motherhood Through Welfare Reform”. SOCIAL POLITICS: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN GENDER, STATE & SOCIETY.
Fuller, Sylvia and Martin, Todd (2012) ‘Predicting Immigrant Employment Sequences in the First Years of Settlement’. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW 46(1): 138-190
Fuller, Sylvia.(2011) “Up and On or Down and Out? Gender, Immigration and the Consequences of Temporary Employment in Canada”. RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY 29(2): 155-180.
Fuller, Sylvia (2009). “Investigating Longitudinal Dimensions of Precarious Employment: Conceptual and Practical Issues” in Leah Vosko, Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell Eds. Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment: Developing Common Understandings Across Space, Scale, and Social Location. Routledge.
Fuller, Sylvia and Leah Vosko (2008). “Temporary Employment and Social Inequality in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration“. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. 88(1): 31-50.
Kershaw, Paul, Jane Pulkingham and Sylvia Fuller (2008).“Expanding the Subject: Violence, Care and Active Citizenship”. SOCIAL POLITICS. 15(1): 1-25.
Fuller, Sylvia, Pulkingham, Jane, and Paul Kershaw (2008). “Constructing’ Active Citizenship’:Single Mothers, Welfare, and the Logics of Voluntarism”. CITIZENSHIP STUDIES. 12(2): 157-176.
Fuller, Sylvia (2008).”Job Mobility and Wage Trajectories for Men and Women in the United States“. AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. 73(1): 158-182.
SOCI352A Organization of Work - ORGANIZ OF WORK Sections
The meaning of work and leisure. Properties of work organization: division of labour and specialization; technology and working knowledge; means of coordinating work, such as cooperation, authority, and exchange. Research problems concerning work in households, offices, and industry, division of labour by gender, industrial democracy and the relation of work and social inequality.
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SOCI433C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections
General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under the supervision, of a Department faculty member selected by the student.
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SOCI599A Special Topics Seminar - SPEC TOPICS SEM Sections
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Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A. Dalhousie university
B.A. Simon Fraser University
Izaak Walton Killam and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (York University and University of British Columbia)