American Sociological Association

Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility

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. Russell Sage Foundation.

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

2107: Matthew Desmond, Harvard University

2016: Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University

2015: Patrick Sharkey, New York University

2014: David Harding, University of California - Berkeley
2014 Honorable Mention: Jennie E. Brand, University of California - Los Angeles.

2013: Florencia Torche, New York University


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

2017: Thomas DiPrete, Columbia University

2016: Rob Mare, University of California, Los Angeles

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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