I am a stratification sociologist whose recent research focuses on
changing gender inequalities in the United States and India.
I am trying to understand why the U.S.
of the 1970s and 1980s stalled in the 1990s.
Recent work with Joanna Kling has been investigating whether
changing media themes about working mothers
may be an indicator of a cultural shift that contributed to this stalled gender revolution.
and colleagues in Delhi at the
National Council of Applied Economic Research,
I have helped field two waves of
the Indian Human Development Survey,
a nationwide panel survey 41,554 households.
This panel survey collected data in 2005 and 2012 on the relationships of poverty, gender stratification, and
social capital on health and education outcomes.
Publicly available data
are available from ICPSR, files