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Esha Chatterjee

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Esha Chatterjee
Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
M.A. (Sociology), Stanford University.
B.A. (Sociology), Presidency College, Kolkata.


I am a Ph.D. candidate in sociology specializing in the study of social inequality in the US. My dissertation research looks at how college majors influence gender segregation and income inequality in occupations. I am trying to understand how women even with  similar education get very different jobs than men; is it just discrimination or are there other underlying factors such as, college majors? Does the sorting mechanism appear much before men and women enter the labor market? These questions are primary motivating questions in my research.  I am currently designing a survey experiment to study how a college major choice influences women's assignment to male dominated occupations. 

Apart from this my second and third year research culminated in papers that study income inequality within occupations and studying the forms of racism in America using popular nationally representative datasets. My dissertation advisor is Prof. David Grusky.