David B. Grusky

David B. Grusky is a Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality, the California Welfare Laboratory, and the Recession Trends Initiative. In 2005, he received the Max Weber Prize of the American Sociological Association and is a member of 17 professional organizations. Professor Grusky received his B.A. in Sociology from Reed College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

His research addresses inequality, including the causes of income inequality, the future of gender inequality, and methods to measure poverty.

Representative Publications

Weeden, Kim A., and David B. Grusky. “The Three Worlds of Inequality.” American Journal of Sociology 117.6 (2012): 1723-1785.

Grusky, David B., and Maria Charles. “Is There a Worldwide Sex Segregation Regime?.” Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective (2001): 689-703.

Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. “Is Market Failure Behind the Takeoff in Inequality?.” The Inequality Reader (2011).

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