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Janet Gornick is a political economist and sociologist. She is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) in the United States. She holds a BA in Psychology and Social Relations, a Masters in Public Administration, and a PhD in Political Economy and Government, all from Harvard University. She has held various positions at LIS for over twenty-five years, and has served as Director since 2006. As Director, she oversees all aspects of LIS’ work, including its administrative, management, development, and data production functions. She is also Director of the Luxembourg Income Study Center, a satellite office of LIS, located at The Graduate Center of CUNY.
Most of her research is comparative, and concerns social welfare policies and their impact on family well-being, gender equality, and income inequality.