Marta Tienda

Director, Program in Latino Studies; Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Phone

(609) 258–1753

Office

184 Wallace Hall

Email

tienda@princeton.edu

Marta Tienda’s research focuses on race and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality – ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment – to address how ascribed attributes acquire their social and economic significance.

Through various studies of immigration, population diversification and concentrated poverty, Tienda has documented social arrangements and life course trajectories that both perpetuate and reshape socioeconomic inequality. Recently, she completed a decade-long study about the effectiveness of social policy in broadening access to higher education.

Currently Tienda is developing two research initiatives about age and immigration.  One is a comparative study of child migration in traditional and new immigrant nations; the second focuses on late-age immigration to the United States.

See full bio on the Sociology website.

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