Julie A. Kmec

      Associate Professor of Sociology

      Washington State University



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    Department of Sociology

     Washington State University

     Pullman WA 99164-4020

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Kmec, Julie A. 2011. "Are Motherhood Penalties and Fatherhood Bonuses Warranted? Comparing Pro-Work Behaviors and Conditions of Mothers, Fathers, and Non-Parents."  Social Science Research 40: 444-459. LINK

Kmec, Julie A., Steve McDonald, and Lindsey B. Trimble. 2010. "Making Gender Fit and 'Correcting' Gender Misfits: Sex Segregated Employment and the Non-Search Process." Gender & Society 24: 213-236. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Elizabeth Gorman. 2010.  "Gender and Discretionary Work Effort: Evidence from the United States and Britain." Work and Occupations 37: 3-36. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Lindsey B. Trimble. 2009. "Does it Pay to Have a Network Contact? Social Network Ties, Workplace Racial Context, and Pay Outcomes." Social Science Research 38: 266-78. LINK

Gorman, Elizabeth and Julie A. Kmec. 2009. "Hierarchical Rank and Women's Organizational Mobility: Glass Ceilings in Corporate Law Firms." American Journal of Sociology  114: 1428-74. LINK

Hirsh, Elizabeth and Julie Kmec. 2009. "Human Resource Structures: Reducing Discrimination or Raising Rights Awareness?" Industrial Relations 48(3):512-32.   LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Sheryl L. Skaggs. 2009. "Organizational Variation in Equal Employment Opportunity Structures.”  Sociological Forum 24: 47-75. [please contact jkmec@wsu.edu for a copy of this article or visit Sociological Forum]

Kmec, Julie A. 2008. "The Process of Sex Segregation in a Gender-Typed Field: The Case of Male Nurses." Sociological Perspectives 51:259-280. LINK

Gorman, Elizabeth and Julie A. Kmec. 2007. "We (Have to) Try Harder: Gender and  Workers’ Assessment of Required Work Effort in Britain and the United States.” Gender & Society  21: 828-856. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2007.  "Ties that Bind? Race and Networks in Job Turnover" Social Problems 54: 483-503. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2006. "White Hiring Agents' Organizational Practices and Out-group Hiring." Social Science Research 35:668-701 LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2005. “Setting Occupational Sex Segregation in Motion: Demand-Side Explanations of Sex Traditional Employment.” Work and Occupations 32:322-354. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2003. "Minority Job Concentration and Wages." Social Problems 50: 38-59. LINK

Reskin, Barbara F., Debra B. McBrier, Julie A. Kmec.  1999.  “The Determinants and Consequences of the Sex and Race Composition of Organizations.”  Annual Review of Sociology 25: 335-61. LINK













fall 2014 courses

sociology 317