Policy Analysis

Sociology is increasingly linked to issues of social policy. This includes public policy, health policy and related domains. Students who specialize in this area must demonstrate knowledge of both the practical concerns that drive policy analysts to attempt to understand particular social problems (and solutions), as well as the research approaches that are typically adopted by policy analysts to evaluate or demonstrate the relevance of particular social factors in understanding policy related problems.

Related people

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Rachel Dunifon

Professor, Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean, College of Human Ecology

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Matt Hall

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Director of the Cornell Population Center

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Daniel T. Lichter

Ferris Family Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Sociology

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Kelly Musick

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Brooks Senior Associate Dean of Research

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Karl Pillemer

Hazel E. Reed Professor of Human Development and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

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Peter Rich

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Sharon Sassler

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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David Strang


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Laura Tach

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Maureen Waller

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Cristobal Young

Associate Professor

All research areas

Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness