Emma Zang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Zang will discuss this paper on causal sibling spillover effects among students from different family backgrounds in elementary and middle school, which finds that individuals whose older siblings were born shortly after the school entry cutoff date have significantly higher scores in middle school, and that this positive spillover effect is moderated by family background.
Alexandra Killewald, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
In this talk, Professor Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald of Harvard University will use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to show how changes in family life help explain both the narrowing of the gender pay gap since 1980 and the stalled progress in recent decades.
The speakers will discuss the Pandemic Journaling Project (PJP), which they launched in May 2020 as an effort to archive ordinary people's experiences of the pandemic in real time, and consider both its possibilities and limitations as qualitative data.