My primary research interests include work, labour markets, social stratification, and wage inequality. In particular, I am interested in how gender and sexual orientation influence human capital acquisition, labour market choices/constraints, and earnings. My research with Nicole Denier was some of the first to identify a wage hierarchy by both gender and sexual orientation in the Canadian labour market. We are currently working collaboratively on a mixed method research project that explores the labour market experiences of Canada’s LGBTQ population (www.LGBTQATWORK.ca). This project combines quantitative data analysis, semi-structured interviews and an experimental audit study. I am also interested the size and sources of the gender wage gap in Canada, particularly labour market disadvantage for highly educated women who are working in highly paid occupations.



SEAN WAITE Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western University

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