Kim A. Weeden

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences; Director, Center for the Study of Inequality
Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

358 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4904

Kim A. Weeden

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences; Director, Center for the Study of Inequality
Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Inequality; social mobility; gender in labor markets; social class; education; women in STEM

Current Research Interest
Sources of rising income inequality; intergenerational mobility and persistent poverty; place effects on educational and occupational expectations and outcomes; gender gap in earnings and the motherhood wage penalty; occupational licensure and its effects on wages; women’s underrepresentation in STEM majors

Distinction
European University Institute, Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship
Cornell University Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
American Sociological Association’s Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section, chair  
American Sociological Association’s Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility” and “Organizations, Occupations, and Work” sections Outstanding Article and Book Awards

Selected Publications
Cha, Youngjoo, and Kim A. Weeden. “Overwork and the Slow Convergence in the Gender Gap in Earnings.” American Sociological Review 79, no. 3 (2014): 457-484.

Weeden, Kim A., and David B. Grusky. “The Three Worlds of Inequality.” American Journal of Sociology 117, no. 6 (2012): 1723-1785.

Cornell Research Website Article
Work: Aspirations, Inequalities, Markets