Regina S. Baker
- 142 Soc/Psych
- Fax: 919-660-5623
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Duke University and a 2013-14 American Sociological Association Minority Fellow. This summer, I will be a visiting Research Fellow in the Inequality and Social Policy Department at the WZB Berlin Social Research in Germany.
Poverty, Inequality (Race/Gender/Class), The Family, Work, Social Policy, Research Methods
My broad research areas are social stratification, poverty and inequality. I am particularly interested in how micro and macro factors help create, maintain, and reproduce systems of inequality. I am also interested in the causes and consequences of poverty for children and families. Accordingly, my dissertation is a multi-level analysis of the determinants of poverty in the U.S. South. More specifically, I examine the role of individual/family demographics, race regimes, economic structure, and politics in explaining the higher poverty in the South compared to the non-South and income disparities within the South. My other current research on inequality combines my interest in work and the family. One project examines how the effects of marriage and work on child poverty in the U.S. has changed over time. Another project examines socio-economic mobility (i.e. via work and education) among low-income mothers of children with disabilities.