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Kim Weeden

Chair of the Department of Sociology, Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences, Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality, Keeton House Faculty Fellow
Ph.D. 1999, Stanford University
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Social Inequality and Poverty, Labor Markets, Gender Inequality, Work and Occupations

(607) 254-4904

358 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601


I study inequality in advanced industrial societies and how it is changing over time. My current projects examine rising income inequality, the effect of occupational “closure” (e.g., licensing, etc.) on wages, occupational plans and their impact on young men and women’s educational decisions, trends in the gender gap in earnings, and gender segregation in higher education.

For much more information about my research interests and projects, please see my personal site.

Recent Courses

SOC 2208/DSOC 2090
SOC 5180
SOC 5190

Social Inequality
Social Inequality: Contemporary Theories, Debates, and Models
Workshop on Social Inequality