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Liana Christin Landivar Ph.D.

Liana Christin Landivar, Ph.D.

Sociologist and Senior Researcher

Off Campus
Women's Bureau
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave

Washington , DC 20210
Office Phone: 202-693-6713


  1. Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2007; Sociology
  2. M.A. University of California, Irvine, 2004; Demographic and Social Analysis and Sociology
  3. B.A. Vanguard University of Southern California, 2002; Sociology and Social Science (Magna Cum Laude)


Liana Christin Landivar is a sociologist and senior researcher at the Women’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor. Formerly, she served as a senior statistician at the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Census Bureau. Her research focuses on occupations and women’s employment and she is the author of Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out? This book examines mothers’ employment rates and work hours in 55 occupations and shows that women in managerial and professional occupations were the least likely to opt out of the labor force but most likely to scale back on work by a few hours per week when they had children. By examining work-hour trends since 1970, this book shows that scaling back is taking place in a broader context of shorter work hours across all groups of workers, including managers and professionals. Dr. Landivar is also the author of numerous government reports and visualizations on the STEM workforce which have been featured in Congressional and White House briefings. Her work on women’s employment has been covered widely in the media in outlets such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Science.

Research interests: occupations, women’s employment, work hours, work-life policies.


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