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David B. Grusky Sociologist

David Grusky’s research examines changes in the amount, type, and sources of inequality in society. He explores recent trends in economics, class, and gender inequality, as well as recent trends in social mobility. Grusky is also developing an improved infrastructure for monitoring trends in poverty, inequality, and other labor market outcomes.


Elected member, American Academy of the Arts & Sciences, 2015.

Max Weber Prize, 2005.

Presidential Young Investigator Five Year Career Award, National Science Foundation, 1988-1993.

Relevant Publications

D.B. Grusky et al, “The Case for Realism in Class Analysis,” PPST, vol. 14, pp. 291-305, 2000.


D. Grusky et al, Eds., Occupy the Future. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.

D. Grusky et al, Eds., The New Gilded Age. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.

D. Grusky et al, Eds., The Great Recession. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011.

D. Grusky et al, Occupational Ghettos. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004.



Senior Fellow Successful Societies


Stanford UniversityDepartment of Sociology


PhD (Sociology) University of Wisconsin

MS (Sociology) University of Wisconsin

BA (Sociology) Reed College


United States

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