- Office Address
- Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bruce Western is Professor of
Sociology. His research interests are in the field of social
stratification and inequality, political sociology, and statistical
methods. He is the author of Punishment and Inequality in
America, a study of the growth and social impact of the
American penal system. His first book, Between Class and
Market, examined the development and decline of labor unions in
the postwar industrialized democracies. He is currently studying
the social impact of rising income inequality in the United States.
Western taught at Princeton from 1993 to 2007 and received his PhD
in sociology from UCLA.
Seminar in Crime and Justice
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Western, Bruce, Anthony Braga, David Hureau, and Catherine Sirois.
"Study Retention as Bias Reduction in a Hard-To-Reach Population."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.20 (May
Western, Bruce, Deirdre Bloome, Benjamin Sosnaud, and Laura M.
Tach. "Trends in Income Insecurity Among U.S. Children, 1984–2010."
Demography 53.2 (April 2016): 419-447.
- Book Chapters
Farber, Henry S., and Bruce Western. "Can Increased Organizing
Reverse the Decline of Unions in the United States?" The
Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation. Ed.
Wunnava, Phanindra V.. Routledge, 2016, 323.