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Faculty Affiliates of CSI have published hundreds of articles and dozens of books that draw attention to the most pressing problems and controversies in the field of inequality.

See Recent Publications for a working list of affiliate publications.

See below for publications that have emerged from CSI conferences and workshops:

ILR Review: A Special Issue on Inequality in the Workplace

CSI Faculty Affiliate, Pamela Tolbert, of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, along with colleagues, has published A Special Issue on Inequality in the Workplace (2017, ILR Review). The issue is a collection of papers from a conference supported by CSI, focusing on what works and what does not with regard to ensuring equity, preventing legal claims of discrimination, and rectifying past and potential problems of bias in the workplace.






Who Gets Represented?

CSI Faculty Affiliate, Peter K. Enns, of the Department of Government, has published Who Gets Represented? (2011, Russell Sage Foundation). The book is a collection of papers from a mini-conference supported by CSI, focusing on the usual assumption that the preferences of any one group women, African Americans, or the middle class are incompatible with the preferences of other groups. Taking unequal representation as a given, the book analyzes differences across income, education, racial, and partisan groups and investigates whether and how differences in group opinion matter with regard to political representation. Buy your copy Here!



pid_8641Mobility and Inequality

With contributions from John Goldthorpe, James J. Heckman, Anthony B. Atkinson, Andrew Abbott, Robert D. Mare, and others, Mobility and Inequality presents conceptual and empirical analyses of social and economic mobility in industrialized societies, focusing in particular on models of change over time and the role that educational institutions play in constraining and enabling mobility opportunities. More than other compilations of mobility research that have published since the 1950s, Mobility and Inequality draws contributions from both sociology and economics and gives substantial explicit attention to the effects of inequality on mobility outcomes. This overarching theme is timely, given that labor market inequality in many industrialized societies has increased in the past thirty years.

Supplementary appendices: Epstein and Winship and Morgan and Kim

Go to Stanford University Press to order a copy, or visit the CSI library in 363 Uris Hall for a quick read.

41efFU8UBALPoverty and Inequality

With contributions from Amartya Sen, Martha C. Nussbaum, François Bourguignon, William J. Wilson, Douglas S. Massey, and Martha A. Fineman, Poverty and Inequality takes stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality. Contemporary research on inequality has largely relied on conceptual advances several decades old, even though the basic structure of global inequality is changing in fundamental ways. The reliance on conventional poverty indices, rights-based approaches to poverty reduction, and traditional modeling of social mobility has left scholars and policymakers poorly equipped to address modern challenges.

Go to Stanford University Press to order a copy, or visit the CSI library in 363 Uris Hall for a quick read.


Blau.300_1The Declining Significance of Gender

From editors Francine Blau, Mary Brinton, and David Grusky, this book examines the economic, organizational, political, and cultural forces that have changed the status of women and men in the labor market. The contributors examine the economic assumption that discrimination in hiring is economically inefficient and will be weeded out eventually by market competition. They explore the effect that family-organizational policies have had in drawing women into the workplace and giving them even footing in the organizational hierarchy. Several chapters ask whether political interventions might reduce or increase gender inequality, and others discuss whether a social ethos favoring egalitarianism is working to overcome generations of discriminatory treatment against women.

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