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Michael A. Schultz

Postdoctoral FellowPh.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael A. Schultz



Work and Labor Markets, Inequality and Poverty, Gender, Quantitative Methods, Organizations and Economic Sociology, Comparative Political Economy


Michael joined the Population Research Center as a NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020 after completing his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University on North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studies how the labor market creates inequality. The focus on his work is on how features of the labor market, like the linkages between jobs, the presence of unions, and welfare state policies, shape the movement of workers through the labor market over the course of their lives. Michael's work pays particular attention to role of households in influencing labor market outcomes, including household poverty and gendered household forms. He uses variation across time and multiple countries to understand how changes in the labor market and its associated institutions are resulting in changes in inequality. 

Much of Michael's current research studies how low-wage workers achieve mobility to better wages. Other ongoing research investigates the occupation changes of men and women, the transition to stable employment in young adulthood, and the wage returns to vocational training in the service sector.

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