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Research Expertise and Interest

organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods, comparative gender in the workplace, hiring, promotions, wages

Research Description

Trond Peterson is a professor the Department of Sociology and Berkeley Haas.  His research is in the areas of social inequality and quantitative methods. He has investigated the role of employer discrimination in creating inequality in wages, hiring, and promotions between men and women, as well as the role of family adaptations in this. He draws on large-scale quantitative data from the U.S. and Scandinavia, including quantitative data on large firms.

In the News

Sather Center targets transatlantic research

With several of its namesake’s descendants on hand for the occasion, UC Berkeley’s Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study is celebrating its launch today (Thursday) with a two-day campus conference.

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