Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Jennifer Laird

Assistant Professor, Sociology
City University of New York (CUNY)

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CSDE Research Areas:

  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

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Jennifer Laird is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lehman College at City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to coming to Lehman, Dr. Laird was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University from 2016 – 2018. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in 2016.

Dr. Laird’s research focuses on poverty and inequality. As a quantitative sociologist, Dr. Laird conducts her research using data visualization, modeling, and microsimulation methods. She has published articles that investigate the sources of poverty differences across U.S. states, employment inequality in the public sector, and unemployment among Mexican immigrants. Her research has been published in Demography, Social Science Research, and American Sociological Review.