Marta Tienda, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey tienda@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-5808

Bio/Research

My research has focused on race and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality - ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment - to address how ascribed attributes acquire their social and economic significance. Through various studies of immigration, population div...

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Bio/Research

My research has focused on race and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality - ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment - to address how ascribed attributes acquire their social and economic significance. Through various studies of immigration, population diversification and concentrated poverty, I have documented social arrangements and life course trajectories that both perpetuate and reshape socioeconomic inequality. I recently completed a decade-long study about the effectiveness of social policy in broadening access to higher education. Currently I am developing two research initiatives about age and immigration. One is a comparative study of child migration in traditional and new immigrant nations; the second focuses on late-age immigration to the United States.

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