Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor
PhD, Sociology, University of Washington
Patrick Denice is a sociologist who studies inequality in education and in the workplace. He has published on demographic distribution of COVID-19, union and non-union pay, race and gender in schooling, and stratification in higher education. His recent work looks at the potential of school choice policies to attenuate or exacerbate patterns of inequality and segregation in urban public education systems. Dr. Denice's current projects examine non-traditional pathways to and through postsecondary education, and how workplace institutions and policies shape workers' wages.
Areas of Specialization
- Social inequality and mobility;
- Social stratification;
- Labour markets;
- Union and non-union influences on wages;
- Life course;
- Quantitative methods
- Denice, Patrick, Michael DeArmond, and Matthew Carr. 2021. "When schools open: Student mobility and racial sorting across new charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri." Journal of Urban Affairs DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2020.1770605.
- Denice, Patrick A. 2021. "Choosing and Changing Course: Postsecondary Students and the Process of Selecting a Major Field of Study." Sociological Perspectives 64(1): 82-108.
- Denice, Patrick, Kate H. Choi, Michael Haan, and Anna Zajacova. 2020. "Visualizing the Geographic and Demographic Distribution of COVID-19." Socius DOI: 10.1177/2378023120948715.
- Denice, Patrick and Jake Rosenfeld. 2018. "Unions and nonunion pay in the U.S., 1977–2015." Sociological Science 5(23): 541-561.
- Denice, Patrick. 2017. "Back to school: Race and gender gaps in adults' participation in formal schooling, 1978-2013." Demography 54(3): 1147-1173.