Laura Adler

Laura Adler

Laura Adler

(Sociology)
Ph.D. Date: May 2022 (Expected)
Dissertation Title: From the Job's Worth to the Person's Price: Pay-Setting, Gender Inequality, and the Changing Understanding of Fair Pay
Dissertation Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Michèle Lamont, Jason Beckfield, Peter V. Marsden, and David Pedulla
Research/Teaching Interests: Organizations, Economic Sociology, Future of Work, Cultural Sociology, Hiring and Compensation, Gender Inequality

I am a sociologist of organizations, gender, and culture who investigates the social meaning of work and the construction of value in the labor market. In papers published in Socio-Economic Review, Work and Occupations, and Annual Review of Sociology, and others under review, I have explored these issues in a variety of empirical contexts, from the perspectives of employers, workers, and regulators. I use diverse methods, with expertise in qualitative research and mixed methods design. In particular, I often use experiments and quantitative analyses with administrative data to extend studies rooted in in-depth interviews. Across projects, I pay particular attention to gender inequality in work opportunities.

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