Mechanisms of Intergenerational Reproduction of Inequalities among racial groups in the US
Concerns regarding the consequences of raising income inequality has revitalized the study of intergenerational mobility within sociology. At the same time, the centrality of race as a fundamental axis of socioeconomic inequality is a subject of active debate at a time when both equalizing and unequalizing forces are at play (e.g. expansion of legal equality but mass incarceration). In my dissertation I use large longitudinal surveys and innovative quantitative methods to study channels by which race and socioeconomic background interact to transform contemporary inequalities into future ones. In other words, I analyze different mechanisms that enable the intergenerational reproduction of inequalities among racial groups in the US. My dissertation develops in three, separate studies.