Social Science of Work

Project Leader: Donald Frederick

The Social Science of Work project seeks to collect and organize the best social science literature on the topic of work. The research is divided into five major categories. 1) Effects of Work, 2) Interventions to Provide Employment, 3) Ways to Enhance the Work Experience, 4) Effects on Work, and 5) Technology and its Role in Work in the Future. Finally, the Social Science of Work project works in collaboration and discussion with the Philosophy of Work project.


Publications on Social Science of Work

Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017) A review of support employment. Technical Report.

Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017) Increased job crafting is positively associated with work engagement: a longitudinal meta-analysis. Preprint available at:

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Technical Report.

VanderWeele, K.D. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2007). Micro-finance impact assessment: Evidence from a development program in Honduras. Savings and Development, 2:161-192.