Princeton University Press has struck a six-figure deal with Harvard economist Claudia Goldin for her "urgent" book on gender disparity.
Joe Jackson, senior editor for economics and finance at Princeton University Press, acquired world rights for all languages and audio to A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family. Agents Jill Kneerim and Lucy V. Cleland at Kneerim & Williams handled the deal.
"A Long Road is a dynamic, comprehensive survey of a century of college women’s options, obstacles, and progress in work and family," according to the synopsis. Publication is slated for 2021.
Jackson said: “Claudia Goldin has had an enormous influence on the economics profession, and my colleagues and I are thrilled to help amplify her work—which is perhaps the most extensive and authoritative research on women in the labor force. The book is certain to inform and advance the general debate; maybe it will actually help upend the outdated aspects of the workplace that have forced women to earn less for far too long.”
Professor Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 1989 to 2017, she served as the director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Development of the American Economy program.
"This multi-layered work debunks long-held presumptions and inadequate theories by accurately diagnosing why—despite exceptional, meaningful strides made throughout the 20th century—a large fraction of highly talented women still cannot achieve both an equitable family life and a successful career…but not for the reasons we’ve been led to believe," said PUP. "This urgent book will elevate the cultural conversation, allow the collective past to help make sense of our turbulent present, and point the way toward true gender equity, both in our homes and workplaces."