Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:49
Sharon H. Mastracci is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in
Public Administration at the University of Illinois–Chicago, (UIC), a 2004–
2005 Faculty Scholar of the UIC Great Cities Institute, a member of the
university’s Faculty Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Women
and Gender, and a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Urban Economic
Her work focuses on labor market outcomes for non-college populations
and by gender, occupational segregation, nontraditional occupations for
women, and impacts of economic and policy change on employment and
wages. Her 2004 book, Breaking Out of the Pink Collar Ghetto: Policy
Solutions for Non-College Women (M. E. Sharpe) examines federal government policies to increase women’s participation in jobs where they are underrepresented.
Professor Mastracci received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texasat Austin in 2001.