Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility


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


Best Book Award for the Inequality Poverty and Mobility Section.

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

William Julius Wilson Award

2013: Florencia Torche, New York University


Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar Award

2013: Christopher (Sandy) Jencks, Harvard University

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

2011: Robert M. Hauser, National Research Council


Early Career Award 

2012: Devah Pager, Princeton University

2011: David Brady, WZB Berlin Social Research Center.

Outstanding Article Award  

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.

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award 

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"