David Grusky

David B. Grusky is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, coeditor of Pathways Magazine, and coeditor of the Stanford University Press Social Inequality Series. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recipient of the 2004 Max Weber Award, founder of the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality, and a former Presidential Young Investigator. His research addresses (a) the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff in income inequality, (b) the “Great Gatsby” hypothesis that opportunities for social mobility are declining, (c) the role of essentialism in explaining the striking persistence of gender inequality, (d) the effects of the recession on the payoff to schooling, (e) the development of new methods for measuring poverty more frequently, and (f) the development of a new tax-return infrastructure for measuring social mobility.

 

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RESEARCH AREAS

Inequality; Race, Class and Gender; Stratification; Poverty; Social Mobility.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University

PUBLICATIONS

Recent Books:

  • Occupy the Future, edited by David B. Grusky, Douglas McAdam, Robert Reich, and Debra Satz. Forthcoming. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Living in a High-Inequality Regime, edited by Alair MacLean and David B. Grusky.  Under contract. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

  • The New Gilded Age, edited by David B. Grusky and Tamar Kricheli-Katz. 2012. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

  • The Great Recession, edited by David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer.  2011. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, 2nd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. 2011. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • The Inequality Puzzle, Roland Berger, David B. Grusky, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels, and Christopher Wimer. 2010.  Springer Press. Translated into Chinese and republished by Xinhua Publishing House.
  • Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky, Manwai C. Ku, and Szonja Szelényi. 2008. Boulder: Westview Press.  (Reprinted by Renmin University of China Press, translated by Xia Jianzhong)
  • The Declining Significance of Gender?, edited by Francine D. Blau, Mary C. Brinton, and David B. Grusky.  2006. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research from Sociology and Economics, edited by Stephen Morgan, Gary Fields, and David B. Grusky. 2006. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Poverty and Inequality, edited by David B. Grusky and Ravi Kanbur. 2006.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.  Translated into Korean and republished by Geulhangari Press, Munhakdongne Publishing Group.
  • Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men, Maria Charles and David B. Grusky. 2004. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Winner, 2005 Max Weber Prize, American Sociological Association.
  • Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. 2006. Boulder: Westview Press.


Articles and Papers:

  • Lui, Yujia, and David B. Grusky. Conditional Acceptance. “Inequality in the Third Industrial Revolution.” American Journal of Sociology.

  • Levanon, Asaf, and David B. Grusky.  Revise and resubmit, American Sociological Review, “Why is Gender Segregation So Extreme?”
  • Grusky, David B., and Erin Cumberworth. Forthcoming. “Economic Inequality in the United States: An Occupy-Inspired Primer.” Ch. 2 in Occupy the Future, edited by David B. Grusky, Douglas McAdam, Robert Reich, and Debra Satz. Forthcoming. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. Forthcoming. “Why is There So Much Poverty?” Ch. 5 in Occupy the Future, edited by David B. Grusky, Douglas McAdam, Robert Reich, and Debra Satz. Forthcoming. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Weeden, Kim, and David B. Grusky. 2012. “The Three Worlds of Inequality.” American Journal of Sociology 117 (6), pp. 1723-85.
  • Grusky, David B., and Tamar Kricheli-Katz. 2012. “Poverty and Inequality in a New World.” Ch. 1, The New Gilded Age, edited by David B. Grusky and Tamar Kricheli-Katz. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Red Bird, Beth, Natassia Rodriguez, Christopher Wimer, and David B. Grusky. 2012. Early Labor Market Oucomes Before, During, and After the Great Recession: The Myth of the College Graduate Tailspin. Pew Charitable Trusts, Economic Mobility Project.
  • Jonsson, Jan O., David B. Grusky, Reinhard Pollak, and Matthew Di Carlo.  2011. “Occupations and Social Mobility: Gradational, Big Class, and Micro-class Reproduction in Comparative Perspective.”   Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility, edited by Robert Erikson, Markus Jannti, and Timothy Smeeding. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Grusky, David B., Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer. 2011. “The Consequences of the Great Recession.”  Pp. 3-20 in The Great Recession, edited by David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer. New York: Russell Sage.
  • Wimer, Christopher, Barbara Bergmann, David Betson, John Coder, and David B. Grusky. 2011. “How Should the U.S. Poor be Counted in the Future?” Pathways Magazine (Fall): 20-25.
  • Grusky, David B. 2011. “The Stories About Inequality that We Love to Tell.” Pp. 2-14 in The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, 2nd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Jonsson, Jan O., David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, and Reinhard Pollak. 2011. “It’s a Decent Bet that our Children Will be Professors Too.” Pp. 499-516 in The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, 2nd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.

  • Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. 2011. “Is Market Failure Behind the Takeoff in Inequality?” Pp. 90-97 in The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, 2nd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Christopher Wimer. 2010. “Is There Too Much Inequality?” Pp. 3-10 in The Inequality Puzzle. 2010. Roland Berger, David B. Grusky, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels, and Christopher Wimer.  Springer Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Christopher Wimer. 2010. “A View from the Top.” Pp. 177-89 in The Inequality Puzzle. 2010. Roland Berger, David B. Grusky, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels, and Christopher Wimer.  Springer Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Christopher Wimer. 2010. “Can Inequality be Reduced by Building Better Markets?” Pp. 211-23 in The Inequality Puzzle. 2010. Roland Berger, David B. Grusky, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels, and Christopher Wimer.  Springer Press.
  • Jonsson, Jan O., David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, Reinhard Pollak, Mary C. Brinton. 2009. “Micro-Class Mobility: Social Reproduction in Four Countries.” American Journal of Sociology 114: 977-1036.
  • Grusky, David B., and Jan O. Jonsson. 2008. “Where’s the Occupation in Occupational Mobility?” Sociologia del Lavoro 113: 119-38.
  • Grusky, David B., Yoshimichi Sato, Jan O. Jonsson, Satoshi Miwa, Matthew Di Carlo, Reinhard Pollak, and Mary C. Brinton. 2008. “Social Mobility in Japan: A New Approach to Modeling Trend in Mobility.” Pp. 1-25 in Intergenerational Mobility and Intragenerational Mobility, edited by Tsutomu Watanabe. 2005 SSM Research Project Series, Volume III.
  • Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. 2008. “Are There Social Classes? An Empirical Test of the Sociologist’s Favorite Concept.” Pp. 65-92 in Social Class: How Does it Work?, edited by Dalton Conley and Annette Laureau. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. 2008. “Measuring Poverty: The Case for a Sociological Approach.” Pp. 20-35 in Many Dimensions of Poverty, edited by Nanak Kakwani and Jacques Silber. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Grusky, David B., and Manwai C. Ku. 2008. “Gloom, Doom, and Inequality.” Pp. 2-28 in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd edition, edited by David B. Grusky, Manwai C. Ku and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Grusky, David B. 2008. “Class.” The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  • Grusky, David B., and Asaf Levanon. 2008. “Four Gloomy Futures for Sex Segregation.” Pp. 812-25 in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd edition, edited by David B. Grusky, Manwai C. Ku and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Weeden, Kim, Young-Mi Kim, Matthew Di Carlo, and David B. Grusky. 2008. “Is the Labor Market Becoming More or Less Gradational?” Pp. 249-65 in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd edition, edited by David B. Grusky, Manwai C. Ku and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Grusky, David B. 2007. “Theories of Stratification and Inequality.” Pp. 4801-4810 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
  • Weeden, Kim A., Young-Mi Kim, Matt DiCarlo, and David B. Grusky. 2007. “Social Class and Earnings Inequality.” American Behavioral Scientist 50: 702-36.
  • Charles, Maria, and David B. Grusky. 2007. “Egalitarianism and Gender Inequality.” Pp. 327-342 in Inequality: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender, edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Szonja Szelényi. 2007. “The Rise and Fall of Benign Narratives About Inequality.” Pp. 1-13 in The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender., edited by David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Emily Ryo. 2006. “Did Katrina Recalibrate Attitudes Toward Poverty and Inequality? A Test of the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Hypothesis.” Du Bois Review 3 (1): 59-82.
  • Grusky, David B., and Asaf Levanon. 2006. “Describing Occupational Segregation in Sparse and Incomplete Arrays.” Sociological Methods and Research 34: 554-72.
  • Blau, Francine D, Mary C. Brinton, and David B. Grusky. 2006. “The Declining Significance of Gender?” Pp. 3-34 in The Declining Significance of Gender?, edited by Francine D. Blau, Mary C. Brinton, and David B. Grusky. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Grusky, David B., and Kim A. Weeden. 2006. “Does the Sociological Approach to Studying Social Mobility Have a Future?” Pp. 85-108 in Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research from Sociology and Economics, edited by Stephen Morgan, Gary Fields, and David B. Grusky. Forthcoming. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Grusky, David B., and Ravi Kanbur. 2006. “Conceptual Ferment in Poverty and Inequality Measurement: The View from Economics and Sociology.” Pp. 1-29 in Poverty and Inequality, edited by David B. Grusky and Ravi Kanbur. Forthcoming. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Weeden, Kim A., and David B. Grusky. 2005. “The Case for a New Class Map.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 141-212.
  • Grusky, David B., and Gabriela Galescu. 2005. “Foundations of Class Analysis: A Durkheimian Perspective.” Pp. 51-81 in Approaches to Class Analysis, edited by Erik O. Wright. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Grusky, David B. 2005. “Is Durkheim a Class Analyst?” Pp. 322-59 in The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim, edited by Jeffrey Alexander and Phil Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Weeden, Kim A., and David B. Grusky. 2005. “Are There Any Social Classes at All?” Pp. 3-56 in The Shape of Social Inequality: Stratification and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective, edited by David Bills. Volume 22, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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