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Kim Weeden

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences, Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality

Kim Weeden

323 Uris Hall

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1999, Stanford University



I study inequality in advanced industrial societies and how it is changing over time. My current projects examine the sources of 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      Social Inequality

SOC 5180                      Social Inequality: Contemporary Theories, Debates, and Models

SOC 5190                      Workshop on Social Inequality


  • Center for the Study of Inequality
  • Sociology

Graduate Fields

  • Sociology
  • Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program


  • Center for the Study of Inequality


  • Social Inequality and Mobility
  • Labor Markets
  • Gender Inequality
  • Education
  • Occupations
  • Inequality Measurement