President Tiefenthaler to Give Lecture on Eonomics of Domestic Violence - Colorado College

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Leslie Weddell
(719) 389-6038



 Lecture sponsored by CC’s office of sexual assault response and prevention

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sept.  23, 2011 – Drawing on her own research, Colorado College’s new president, Jill Tiefenthaler, will discuss “The Economics of Domestic Violence” at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3 in Gaylord Hall, located on the main floor of the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
While domestic violence imposes enormous costs on the millions of women who are the victims of abuse, it is also a drain on societal resources.  The consequences of domestic violence reach beyond the victims and their families to employers, health care providers and society as a whole.
Among the issues Tiefenthaler will address are:

  • Women’s economic power as a determinant of violence
  • Battered women helping themselves – labor market participation
  • The negative productivity effects of domestic violence
  • The employment costs of domestic violence
  • The social costs of domestic violence
  • What we can do to end the violence

President Tiefenthaler earned a B.A. in economics from St. Mary’s College in Indiana, and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. She was assistant, associate and full professor of economics at Colgate University, where she worked from 1991 to 2007. She served as chair of the department from 2000-03. Her research interests focus on labor economics, economics of the family, development economics and economics of higher education, and she has published numerous articles in scholarly journals.

The talk, which is sponsored by CC’s office of sexual assault response and prevention, is free and open to the public.

For information, directions or disability accommodation at the event, members of the public may call (719) 389-6607.

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