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Reeve Vanneman Ph.D.

Reeve Vanneman, Ph.D.


3127 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6410


  1. A.B. Cornell University, June 1967; Magna Cum Laude in psychology with distinction in all subjects; Phi Beta Kappa.
  2. Ph.D. Harvard University, March 1975, Social Psychology, Graduate Prize Fellow, 1967-1972.
  3. Research Associate, Center for International Affairs, 1970-1971.
  4. Thesis: Changes in industrial organizations during development.


I am a stratification sociologist whose recent research focuses on changing gender inequalities in the United States and India. With Dave Cotter and Joan Hermsen, I am trying to understand why the U.S. gender revolution of the 1970s and 1980s seems to have come to a halt in the 1990s. With Sonalde Desai and colleagues in Delhi at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, I have helped field a 40,000 household survey across all Indian states. This panel survey analyzes the relationships of poverty, gender stratification, and social capital on health and education outcomes. A publicly available database is now available.