Sociology of Education

The sociology of education is an important topic for understanding individuals’ outcomes with respect to things like occupation and labor market status. This area seeks to ensure that students understand both theories associated with educational success from a sociological standpoint (e.g., the idea that social inequality leads to inequalities in education) and the various methods that have emerged to understand differences in educational outcomes. (For example, some scholars study education using experimental designs, while others use regression analysis.) Students who take this area will understand these as well as other methods.

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Kendra Bischoff

Associate Professor

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Eli Friedman

Associate Professor of Global Labor and Work

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Vida Maralani

Associate Professor

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Kim Weeden

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

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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