The Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) fosters basic and applied research on social and economic inequalities, as well as the processes by which such inequalities change and persist. Learn more about our mission...
How much do you know about inequality? Take our interactive quiz to determine your "IQ" (Inequality Quotient).
The Minor in Inequality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that may be completed with any major. Interested students should complete this enrollment form as soon as they intend to minor in Inequality Studies.
Click here to see a list of Fall 2013 inequality-related courses that satisfy the minor's electives requirement.
This course is the primary requirement for completion of the Minor in Inequality Studies. It will be offered next Fall 2013.
Since the program's inception in 2003, more than 378 undergraduates from five of Cornell's colleges have earned the Minor in Inequality Studies. Another 102 students are currently enrolled as minors.
Profiles of Alumni
Are you a senior working on your honors thesis? Visit the Minor in Equality Studies page to learn more about how to submit your work for consideration for best inequality thesis award.
The CSI Inequality Quiz is designed to reveal your IQ (Inequality Quotient). Because this IQ is an acquired not innate capacity, students scoring below 100% can expect substantial gains by completing the Inequality Studies Minor. (Between 2001 and the summer of 2008, the prior version of the CSI Inequality Quiz was taken more than 10,000 times. Click here to see the questions, correct answers, and distributions of responses across each of the questions.)
CSI scholars Morgan, Weeden, and Gelbgiser on gender gap in STEM education featured in Cornell Chronicle.
Elaine Wethington, professor of human development and sociology, discusses the changing culture of academic women who must balance their careers with motherhood in a short clip.
Travis Gosa, faculty affiliate at CSI, quoted in Huffington Post article about teaching hip-hop studies.
Associate Professor of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, Namie Nagamatsu, joins the Center for the Study of Inequality as a visiting scholar.
Faculty affiliate and leader for the ISS project, Immigration: Settlement, Integration and Membership, Michael Jones-Correa, explains the significance of current immigration rates and demongraphics in America.
Faculty affiliates, Charles Geisler and Wendy Wolford, explain their role with the ISS 2012-2015 project, Contested Global Landscapes: Property, Governance, Economy and Livelihoods on the Ground.
Kendra Bischoff cited in a New York Times editorial about suburban inequality.
Faculty affiliate, Robert H. Frank, quoted in The Washington Post on the phenomenon of "expenditure cascades", makes the case for why the middle class may be shrinking while bankruptcy continues to grow in America.
Faculty affiliate, Francine Blau, quoted in The Journal Gazette on gender differences in economic recovery from cuts in public funding.
Stratification in Cultural Contexts: Cases from East and Southeast Asia edited by Toshiaki Kimura (Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality at Tohoku University) is now available to borrow at CSI.
Faculty affiliate, Kelly Musick, dispells the widely accepted notion that family dinners are necessary to forming strong familial ties in her segment on NPR (February 26).
Faculty affiliates, Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn, cited in New York Times op-ed for their work on female labor force participation.
Pell grants, under renewed scrutiny, still help mitigate inequality, according to faculty affiliate, Suzanne Mettler.
Faculty affiliate, Sharon Sassler, examines the divergence from tradition in pre-marital cohabitation, an anomaly that still grapples with conventional gender roles.
Kit Dobyns '13, a minor in inequality studies, named a Rhodes Scholar.
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