SEAN WAITE Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland

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On July 1st, 2016 I joined the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland! Check out my faculty bio here.

Other Publications

Waite, Sean. 2016. “From the Law Firm to the Lecture Hall.” Sociology on the Rock. 14.

Waite, Sean. Fall 2015. “Feature interview.” Canadian Population Society. 40(2): 2-3.

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier†. March 14, 2016. “There’s a wage hierarchy based on sexual orientation.” London School of Economics, Business Review.

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier†. July 1, 2015. “How your sexual orientation can affect how much you earn” The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy.

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier†. May 19, 2015. “Gay Pay for Straight Work” Gender & Society Blog.

​Professor Zoua Vang, McGill University, presenting me with the 2015 Canadian Population Society Best Student Paper Award in Ottawa Ontario.

Under Review and Working Papers

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier. Gay Pay in Canada: Sexual orientation and the Canadian labour market. Under Review with McGill-Queens University Press.


Denier, Nicole and Sean Waite. “Sexual orientation wage gaps across contexts: assessing the role of class, discrimination, and location.”


Waite, Sean. “Highly paid and highly unequal? The gender pay gap for female, doctors, lawyers, senior managers, engineers and architects”.


Smith, Michael, Sean Waite, and Claire Durand. “Occupational demand, cumulative disadvantage, and gender differences in the early career earnings of university graduates: Evidence from Canada’s National Graduate Survey.” 

Smith, Michael, Sean Waite, and Claire Durand. “Gender differences in the earnings produced by middle range education: The case of Canadian ‘colleges’”.

​Presenting at the 2014 Population Association of American (PAA) Annual Meeting, Boston MA
In June 2015, I won the best student paper award at the Canadian Population Society annual meeting at Congress 2015 for my paper “Does it really get better? A quasi-cohort analysis of sexual minority wage gaps in Canada.” 

In May 2014, Nicole Denier and I won best student paper award at the Canadian Population Society annual meeting at Congress 2014 for our paper "Gay Pay in Canadian Cities: Local Labour Market Effects on Sexual Minority Earnings Gaps."

In May 2014 I presented a working paper entitled "Gay Pay for Straight Work: Mechanisms Generating Earnings Disadvantage" at the 2014 Population Association of America annual meeting in Boston MA. This was a collaborate project with Nicole Denier, McGill University. To read a draft of this paper please click the link below.


http://paa2014.princeton.edu/abstracts/142964


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