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Associate Professor and Chair
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:labor economics; economics of the family; women & the economy; livable wages; unions; racial inequality in the labor market
Biography:McCrate teaches courses in: race, ethnicity and the economy; economics of education; labor economics; women in the U.S. economy; and labor management. Her research interests include economics of the family, livable wages, racial economic inequality and unions. She served as a consultant to the Vermont legislature on livable wages and co-authored a Report to the General Assembly on Livable Income. She is also co-directing a project on housing and labor markets under a grant received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Among McCrate's recent research projects are: "Job Flexibility, Workplace Authority, and Compensating Wage differentials" ; "The Racial Gap in Workplace Autonomy"; and "The Growing Class Divide Among American Women," (in Capitalism, Socialism and Radical Political Economy: Essays in Honor of Howard Sherman, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2000).