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Tue, Aug 31



Compact Seminar: Time, Family, and Professional Careers: False Dichotomies, Real Stories, and Practical Tips

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Compact Seminar: Time, Family, and Professional Careers: False Dichotomies, Real Stories, and Practical Tips
Compact Seminar: Time, Family, and Professional Careers: False Dichotomies, Real Stories, and Practical Tips

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2021, 7:00 PM – Sep 14, 2021, 8:30 PM

Austin, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

We have long been taught that time is not sufficient for both a healthy family life, with an early start, and a successful professional career. But is that actually true? As our speakers will show, it is not.

In the course of this seminar, Professor Catherine Pakaluk and Professor Joseph Price, both fellows of the Austin Institute and, respectively, mother of 8 and father of 7, will show us how men and women can and may navigate their daily challenges inside and outside the home. They will talk about time, about money, and about children: and about what it is that we all need.

This is a 3-week long series, with each week coveirng a new topic:

Tu. Aug 31: Where Are all of the Good Marriageble Men?, Prof. Price

Th. Sept 9: Time, Motherhood, and the Self: Stories from American Women Quietly Defying the Nation's Birth Dearth, Prof. Pakaluk

Tu, Sept 14: Time, Money, and Parental Roles: What Matters Most for Children, and What Works, Panel.

About our scholars

Professor Catherine Pakaluk

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk (Ph.D, 2010) joined the faculty at the Busch School in the summer of 2016, and is the founder of the Social Research academic area, where she is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”  Pakaluk did her doctoral work at Harvard University under Caroline Hoxby, David Cutler, and 2016 Nobel-laureate Oliver Hart. Her dissertation, “Essays in Applied Microeconomics”, examined the relationship between religious ‘fit' and educational outcomes, the role of parental effort in observed peer effects and school quality, and theoretical aspects of the contraceptive revolution as regards twentieth century demographic trends.     Beyond her formal training in economics, Dr. Pakaluk studied Catholic social thought under the mentorship of F. Russell Hittinger, and various aspects of Thomistic thought with Steven A. Long. She is a widely-admired writer and sought-after speaker on matters of culture, gender, social science, the vocation of women, and the work of Edith Stein. She lives in Maryland with her husband Michael Pakaluk and eight children.

Professor Joseph Price

Joseph Price is a Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics, a Research Fellow at the Sutherland Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Austin Institute, a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution, a Co-Editor of the Economics of Education Review, and the Director of the BYU Record Linking Lab. Dr. Price loves mentored research with students and has over 40 undergraduate research assistants. Dr. Price has published over 50 articles including articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, and Management Science. He received a B.A in Economics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He and his wife, Emily, are the parents of seven children (including one serving a mission in Washington).

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