Research Interests: Gender, family processes and inequality; social mobility; occupations; quantitative methods.
Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald is Professor of Sociology and the current chair of the PhD Program in Social Policy. She uses quantitative methods to study inequality in the contemporary United States. In one line of research, Killewald investigates the gendered intersection of work and family, including how marriage and parenthood shape wages. In a second, she analyzes how wealth inequality persists across generations and the role of intergenerational processes in the racial wealth gap. Her research has been published in journals including: American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Forces, and Journal of Marriage and Family. Killewald received her PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2011. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, she was a researcher at Mathematica.
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