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Department of Sociology

Inequalities and Institutions

This area emphasizes the shape, nature, causes and consequences of social inequality; enduring social processes that sustain inequality (e.g. social mobility, social networks, the intergenerational transmission of rewards and culture); the significance of race/ethnicity, gender, class and nativity in stratification processes; and the ways in which institutions and organizations such as law and social control, education, religion, the family and labor market shape and influence social life and behavior. Our faculty in this area include: 

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