The international Kanter Award for Excellence raises the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities.

Professor Lynn Prince Cooke, along with her co-author Professor Sylvia Fuller at University of British Columbia, was nominated owing to her significant contribution to work-family literature world-wide. In particular, her publication “Class differences in establishment pathways to fatherhood wage premiums”, Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(3).

The nominees for the award are selected via a very rigorous process. This involves a committee of over 60 leading scholars who examine over 2500 articles published in 83 leading English-language journals from around the world.

This is the fourth time that Professor Cooke has been nominated for the award. Past nominations were in 2006, 2010 and 2013. Professor Cooke's research focuses on work inequalities among women and men, as well as between them. This includes institutional effects on inequalities, how inequalities are configured within and across organizations, and life course research, such as the impact of household divisions of labour on divorce risk.