American Sociological Association

Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility

The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility first gave awards in 2011


Best Book Award for the Inequality Poverty and Mobility Section.

2016 Co-Winner: Hagan, Jacqueline, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, and Jean-Luc Demonsant. 2015. Skills of the "Unskilled": Work and Mobility Among Mexican Migrants. University of California Press.

2016 Co-Winner: Wakefield, Sara and Christopher Wildeman. 2014. Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality. Oxford University Press.

2015: Thomas DiPrete (Columbia University) and Claudia Buchmann (Ohio State University) The Rise of Women

2014: Nancy DiTomaso, Rutgers University, The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism. (Russell Sage, 2013).

2013:  Arne L. Kalleberg, Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s. Russell Sage Foundation / Rose Series. 
Honorable mention: Victor Rios, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. NYU Press.

2012: Harding, David J. (University of Michigan).   2010.   Living the Drama:  Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

2011: Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer. 2010. Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom of the Low- Wage Labor Market. University of Chicago Press  


Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility's William Julius Wilson Award

2016: Lauren Rivera

2015: Patrick Sharkey, New York University

2014: David Harding, University of California - Berkeley

2013: Florencia Torche, New York University


The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility's Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar Award

2016: Rob Mare

2015:Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2014: Randy Hodson, Ohio State University

2013: Christopher (Sandy) Jencks, Harvard University

2012: Donald J. Treiman, University of California- Los Angeles

2011: Robert M. Hauser, National Research Council


The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Early Career Award 

2012: Devah Pager, Princeton University

2011: David Brady, WZB Berlin Social Research Center.  


The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Outstanding Article Award  

2016: Rivera, Lauren A. "Go with Your Gut: Emotion and Evaluation in Job Interviews." American Journal of Sociology 120(5):1339-1389, 2015.

2015 Co-Winner: Abendroth, Anja-Kristin, Matt L. Huffman, and Judith Treas .”The Parity Penalty in Life Course Perspective Motherhood and Occupational Status in 13 European Countries”

2015 Co-Winner: Cha, Youngjoo and Kim A. Weeden “Overwork and the Slow Convergence in the Gender Gap in Wages”

2014: Ken-Hou Lin, University of Texas – Austin, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, University of Massachusetts, "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008," American Journal of Sociology 118:1284-1329.

2012: Lee, Cheol-Sung (University of Chicago), Young-Bum Kim (University of Wisconsin) and Jae-Mahon Shim (University of Chicago) . 2011. "The Limit of Equality Projects: Public Sector Expansion, Sectoral Conflicts, and Income Inequality in Postindustrial Societies." American Sociological Review 76:100-124.

2011 Co: Arthur Sakamoto and Changhwan Kim, 2010, "Is Rising Earnings Inequality Associated with Increased Exploitation?  Evidence for U.S. Manufacturing Industries, 1971-1996."  Sociological Perspectives 53(1):19-43.  

2011 Co: Jennie Brand and Yu Xie, 2010, "Who Benefits Most from College? Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education."  American Sociological Review 75(2):273-302.


The Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award 

2016: Rich, Peter. "White Parental Flight and Avoidance: Neighborhood Choices in the Era of School District Desegregation."

2015:Cheng, Siwei. “A Life Course Trajectory Framework for Understanding the Intracohort Pattern of Wage Inequality”

2014: Deirdre Bloome, Harvard University, “Racial Inequality Trends and the Intergenerational Persistence of Income and Family Structure.”

2013: S. Michael Gaddis, "Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market."

2012: Matthew, Ervin “Maliq” (The Ohio State University). 2011 "Effort Optimism in the Classroom: Attitudes of Black and White Students on Education, Social Structure, and Causes of Life Opportunities." Sociology of Education. 84: 225- 245.

2011: Jessi Streib, Univ. of Michigan, “Class Reproduction by Four Year Olds"

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