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Yana Rodgers is a Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, and in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, at Rutgers University. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers.

Yana specializes in using quantitative methods and large data sets to conduct research on women's health, labor market status, and well-being. She has published over 50 articles in refereed journals, mostly in economics, along with numerous chapters, reports, and edited volumes.

Her first book, Maternal Employment and Child Health (Edward Elgar Elgar Publishing, 2011) examined the link between women's economic empowerment and children's nutritional status, and her second book, The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health (Cambridge University Press, 2018) estimated the impact of the global gag rule on women's abortion rates around the globe.

Yana has worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank, and she was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics. She currently serves as an Associate Editor with the journals World Development and Feminist Economics. Yana earned her PhD in economics from Harvard University and her BA in economics from Cornell University. She is originally from the Netherlands and is a mother of three and an avid runner.


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