Lauren Harris

Research Interests: 

Gender, work and occupations, family, social stratification, qualitative research methods


Lauren Harris is a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests center around gender differences in family formation, workforce participation, and education attainment. She is particularly interested in the changing patterns of women's work and family organization, including delaying or foregoing marriage and parenthood.

Prior to attending Penn, Lauren worked as a Survey Specialist at Mathematica Policy Research, focusing on data collection procedures for education evaluations. Lauren earned an M.A. in Applied Sociology and a graduate certificate in Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where she interviewed high school students to explore reasons for selecting colleges for application. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emmanuel College (Boston) with a B.A. in sociology and political science.


Contact Information: 


McNeil 254A

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