Published and Ongoing Research
My research focuses on four topics:
- Labor market inequality in the US, focusing on (a) earnings inequalities and (b) unstable work hours/schedules
- Poverty and hardship in US and cross-nationally, including housing-related hardships
- Intergenerational mobility in the US
- Social policy and public attitudes cross-nationally
Unstable Work Hours/Schedules
- Ryan Finnigan. 2018. “Varying Weekly Work Hours and Earnings Instability in the Great Recession.” Social Science Research 74: 96-107
- Ryan Finnigan and Savannah Hunter. 2018. “Occupational Composition and Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in Varying Weekly Work Hours,” pp.165-193 in Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 32, edited by Ethel Mickey and Adia Harvey Wingfield
- Ryan Finnigan and Jo Mhairi Hale. 2018. “Working 9 to 5? Union Membership and Work Hours and Schedules.” Social Forces 4(1): 1541–1568
- Ryan Finnigan. “Work Hours and Schedules and Well-Being: Causation and Cumulative Effects,” funded by the Russell Sage Foundation
- Ryan Finnigan and Savannah Hunter. "Do State Reporting Pay Laws Effectively Limit Hours and Earnings Instability?" funded by the Hellman Fellowship
- Ryan Finnigan. “What’s New about the ‘New Economy’? An Empirical Assessment of Metropolitan Labor Market Change in the United States.”
- Ryan Finnigan. “The New Economy and Racial and Ethnic Wage Inequalities.”
- Ryan Finnigan. “Trends Wage Disparities by Sexual Orientation in the United States.”
- David Brady, Regina Baker, and Ryan Finnigan. 2013. “When Unionization Disappears: State-Level Unionization and Working Poverty in the U.S.” American Sociological Review 78(5):872-896
- David Brady, Ryan Finnigan, and Sabine Huebgen. 2017. “Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in Comparative Perspective.” American Journal of Sociology 123(3):740-786
- David Brady, Regina Baker, and Ryan Finnigan. "Prevalences, Penalties, and Child Poverty in the United States."
- Ryan Finnigan. 2014. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in the Relationship between Homeownership and Self-Rated Health.” Social Science & Medicine 115:72-81
- Bill McCarthy, Angela Carter, Mikael Janson, Cecilia Benoit, and Ryan Finnigan. 2018. “Poverty, Material Hardship, and Mental Health among Workers in Three Frontline Service Occupations.” Journal of Poverty 22(4): 334-354
- Ryan Finnigan and Kelsey Meagher. Forthcoming. “Past Due: Combinations of Housing and Utility Hardship in the United States.” Sociological Perspectives
- Ryan Finnigan. “Racial Segregation, Population Change, and Minority Homeownership, 1980-2010.”
- Ryan Finnigan and Bridget Clark. "When the Techies Come to Town? High-Income Migration and Rent Burden across Metropolitan Areas, 2006-2016."
- Ryan Finnigan. "College Attainment as a Mechanism for Family-Structure Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility."
- Ryan Finnigan. "The Moderating Role of Wealth for Intergenerational Income Persistence by Race/Ethnicity"
- David Brady and Ryan Finnigan. 2014. “Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for Social Policy?” American Sociological Review 79(1):17-42
- Tarik Abou-Chadi and Ryan Finnigan. Forthcoming. “Rights for Same-Sex Couples and Attitudes toward Gays and Lesbians in Europe.” Comparative Political Studies