His current areas of research include education, labor market inequality, and methodology. In addition to journal articles on these topics, he has published two books: On the Edge of Commitment: Educational Attainment and Race in the United States (Stanford University Press, 2005) and, co-written with Christopher Winship, Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles for Social Research (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He is also the lead editor (along with David Grusky and Gary Fields) of the collection Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research from Sociology and Economics (Stanford University Press, 2006) and a co-editor (along with Arne Kalleberg, John Myles, and Rachel Rosenfeld) of Inequality: Structures, Dynamics and Mechanisms (Elsevier, 2004).
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- Director of Graduate Studies
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other Cornell affiliations
- David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) Faculty Fellow