The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eiko Strader ’17PhD Honored With Dissertation Award

UMass Amherst Sociology | Eiko Strader

Eiko Strader, a 2017 Ph.D. recipient in sociology, has been honored with a 2018 Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for her dissertation on immigration and wage inequality.

The awards recognize outstanding research by graduates in the fields of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering and social sciences**Strader received the award in social sciences for her dissertation, “Immigration and Within-Group Wage Inequality: How Queuing, Competition, and Care Outsourcing Exacerbate and Erode Earnings Inequalities.”

In response to the policy rhetoric regarding the economic threat of increased immigration to low-educated, native-born men in the labor market, Strader analyzed 100 metropolitan areas between 1980 and 2007 to better understand the regional differences in the way immigration affects wages. She concludes that “the wage effects of immigration are the result of gendered, raced and classed queuing processes, as well as changes in household production decisions.”

Strader is currently assistant professor of public policy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at The George Washington University.

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December 11, 2018