This graduate level seminar surveys contemporary research in the field of social stratification. We will discuss competing explanations of and empirical scholarship on the emergence, historical evolution and cross-national variation of social inequalities. Our focus will be especially on inequalities in the education system and on the labor market.
This course takes an applied approach to the analysis of longitudinal data. Lectures will provide an overview of a variety of techniques, including fixed effects models, multilevel models, and duration models. Students will develop their own empirical projects and receive support as they begin to work with longitudinal datasets.