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David B. Grusky


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Sociologist David Grusky examines changes in the amount, type and sources of inequality in society.

He explores recent trends in economics, class and gender inequality, as well as recent trends in social mobility. Grusky is also developing an improved infrastructure for monitoring trends in poverty, inequality and other labour market outcomes.


  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2015
  • Max Weber Prize, 2005
  • Presidential Young Investigator Five Year Career Award, National Science Foundation, 1988–93

Relevant Publications

  • Grusky, D. et al., eds. Occupy the Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.
  • Grusky, D. et al., eds. The New Gilded Age. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
  • Grusky, D. et al., eds. The Great Recession. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011.
  • Grusky, D. et al. Occupational Ghettos. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004.
  • Grusky, D.B. et al. “The Case for Realism in Class Analysis.” PPST 14 (2000): 291–305

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