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Eloundou-Enyegue, Parfait M.

Cornell Faculty Member
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My research program in development sociology makes substantive and methodological contributions in three subfields, including the sociology of education, social change, and the demography of inequality. My most recent research investigates the consequences of demographic change on a range of socioeconomic outcomes that include schooling, income inequality, economic development. In this research, I extend existing theoretical arguments (e.g. dilution, dividends) and methodological approaches (e.g. decomposition analysis). My empirical research combines national statistics and panel survey data. My teaching goals are to strengthen our department`s undergraduate and graduate training in social science research. These goals will be achieved by creating opportunities for practical research for the department's undergraduates, and by continuing to build a graduate course on the empirics of development and inequality. Specific objectives for the next two years are to (a) finalize and translate a reader on decomposition methods and (b) complete a book on the effects of demographic change on socioeconomic inequality in Africa. These goals will support my teaching and they align with our department`s focus on applied sociology and global development.

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