My current research focuses on the experiences of families who have timed out of welfare, balancing low-wage work and family, and gender and economic transition in Iceland.
My most recent work includes:
Weigt, Jill. (forthcoming October 2010) “‘I feel like it’s a heavier burden’: The Gendered Contours of Heterosexual Partnering after Welfare Reform,” Gender & Society
Morgen, Sandra, Joan Acker, and Jill Weigt (2010). Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare “Reform”, Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press.
Weigt, Jill and Catherine Richards Solomon (2008). “Work/family Management among Low-wage Service Workers and Assistant Professors in the United States: A Comparative Intersectional Analysis,” Gender, Work, and Organization, 15, 6:621-649.
Weigt, Jill (2006). “Compromises to Carework: The Social Organization of Mothers’ Experiences in the Low-wage Labor Market after Welfare Reform,” Social Problems, 53, 3: 332-351.
Morgen, Sandra, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt, and Lisa Gonzales (2006). “Living Economic Restructuring at the Bottom: Welfare Restructuring and Low-Wage Work,” in Keith Kilty and Elizabeth Segal (eds), The Promise of Welfare Reform: Rhetoric or Reality? Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. pp. 81-94