Professor Shinall's paper, "Something to Talk About: Information Exchange Under Employment Law," coauthored with Joni Hersch, was featured in the New York Times article, "A Child Care Gap in the Résumé: Whether to Explain or Not." The paper, which is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, examines information exchange during the hiring process. Their research shows that a female applicant strongly raises her chance of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps. It's a common misperception, from both sides of the hiring process, that sharing personal information about children or marital status is inappropriate or even illegal. Their research on this topic has received international media attention. [Featured at Research News @Vanderbilt] [Read at Bloomberg] [Read at Slate] [Listen at NPR On Point] [Read at Motto] [Read at The Economic Times] [Read at DailyMail.Co.UK] [Read at Business Standard] [Read at BusinessNewsDaily.com] [Read at Glamour] [Read at Marie Claire] [Read at ScienceDaily.com]
A recent study, authored by Professor Shinall, reports that overweight and obese women are more likely to work in the most labor intensive, lowest paying jobs. Her research has received national media attention. [Read at NBCNews.com] [Watch at The Wall Street Journal] [Read at The Huffington Post] [Read at National Geographic] [Read at The Washington Post] [Listen at NPR] [Read at Forbes] [Read at The Guardian] [Read at Glamour] [Read at Futurity] [Read at Think Progress]
Read the study at SSRN, "Why Obese Workers Earn Less: Occupational Sorting and Its Implications for the Legal System."
Professor Shinall's research on overweight women in the labor market and the female wage penalty for obese women is featured in Research News @ VU .
Professor Shinall is featured in Research News @ VU as a new faculty member at Vanderbilt Law School. The article also highlights her research on obesity and workplace discrimination.