Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

Why Smart Women Aren't Having Babies


Janice Bellace 

The gender wage gap was a hot topic thirty-five years ago when Janice Bellace was writing on the legal aspects of sex-based wage discrimination and first set out to understand the reasons for this wage gap. In the intervening time, women have caught up in educational achievement with men and don't drop out of the labor market when they have babies. Does the wage gap still exist and if so, why?

Professor Bellace, Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies and Professor of Legal Studies and Management at the Wharton School, specializes in international human rights law in the employment area. Janice served as Wharton's deputy dean and headed the undergraduate school. More recently, she served as Deputy Provost at Penn, and as chair of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics from 2008-2012. The author of numerous books, chapters, articles and papers, she received her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a Thouron Scholar. She is on the editorial board of several journals and is senior editor of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.


**New Venue**

Please note this lecture will take place in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Penn Bookstore, adjacent to the Bookstore Café. Lunch can be purchased at the Café. Sandwiches, wraps, salads from Le Bus and beverages are available. The Bookstore is graciously providing complimentary coffee and cookies, and will provide additional Café staff and a separate cashier from 11:45 - 12:00 to expedite orders.