Research Interests: Caribbean Diaspora, Immigration to the United States, Quantitative Methods, Labor Market Outcomes
Mark Griffith is a PhD student in Sociology. In 2019, he earned his B.A. at Dartmouth College, where he majored in Sociology and minored in African-American studies. He is interested in the labor market outcomes of immigrants to the United States, particularly from the Caribbean.
Prior to starting his PhD, Mark was an intern at the Carolina Population Center. Here, he conducted a study that showed that recent Caribbean migrants had lower wages than most other recent migrants, and that Cubans earned the lowest wages of the Caribbean migrants, even after accounting for factors such as education, English proficiency, race, and sex. This study served as the foundation of his senior thesis, Work and Wages for Recent Caribbean-American Migrants. In his thesis, he found that recent Jamaican-American migrants experienced significantly less precarity in the workplace and significantly higher wages than their other Caribbean-American counterparts.
B.A., Sociology, Dartmouth College (2019)