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Anna Haley-Lock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Director/Director of Undergraduate Program
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
MSW, University of Chicago, 1995
B.A., University of Michigan, 1991
Office Address:313 School of Social Work
Lower-wage and lower-skill employment; distribution of opportunity and inequality in the workplace; program and human resource management; nonprofit human services sector; organizational theory and behavior.
Anna Haley-Lock’s research uses theories of organizational structure and behavior to study the distribution of workplace opportunities for compensation, skill development, mobility, and work-life balance. Her interests center on investigating the factors that shape employers’ choices about designing and rewarding work, as well as the impacts of those choices on organizational performance, workforce stability and diversity, and family and community well-being. She utilizes a range of quantitative and qualitative methods in her research, and draws on perspectives from sociology, economics, and business for framing. She has been particularly focused on lower-wage and -skill jobs within both for-profit and nonprofit employment settings. Her current projects examine employment conditions within a big box retail chain and within chain and independent full-service restaurants, and the work-life interplay of mothers employed in human services and professional/managerial occupations.
The Structural Contexts of Low-Wage Work: Restaurant Employment Practices Across Firm Geography, Size, and Ownership Status. Journal of Poverty. 16(4), 447 - 468.(2012).
Schedule flexibility in hourly jobs: unanticipated consequences and promising directions. Community, Work & Family. 15(3), 293 - 315.(2012).
Waiting for the Minimum: US State Wage Laws, Firm Strategy, and Chain-Restaurant Job Quality. Journal of Industrial Relations. 53(1), 31 - 48.(2011).
Serving men and mothers: workplace practices and workforce composition in two US restaurant chains and states. Community, Work & Family. 1 - 18.(2011).
Place-Bound Jobs at the Intersection of Policy and Management: Comparing Employer Practices in U.S. and Canadian Chain Restaurants. American Behavioral Scientist. 55(7), 823 - 842.(2011).
Variation in part-time job quality within the nonprofit human service sector. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 19(4), 421 - 442.(2009).
Happy Doing Good? How Workers' Career Orientations and Job Satisfaction Relate in Grassroots Human Services. Journal of Community Practice. 16(2), 143 - 163.(2008).
Serving Workers in the Human Services: The Roles of Organizational Ownership, Chain Affiliation, and Professional Leadership in Frontline Job Benefits. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 37(3), 443 - 467.(2008).