Michelle Jackson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Stanford University
Michelle Jackson's main research interests lie in social inequality, social mobility and the sociology of education. Her research aims to understand why social background continues to be such a pervasive force in modern societies. She examines the role of social background in conditioning educational and occupational opportunities, considering both the decisions that individuals make when developing their educational strategies, and the decisions that employers make when they evaluate job applicants with different social backgrounds and educational levels.

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