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Sean Waite

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Sean Waite, Assistant Professor

PhD, Sociology, McGill University

Sean Waite is a sociologist whose research explores how gender and sexual orientation shape human capital acquisition, occupation and industry choice and earnings in Canada. He is currently working on a collaborative project that combines quantitative, qualitative and experimental research methods to study the employment experiences and outcomes of Canada’s LGBTQ community. Sean also examines returns to higher education, with a particular interest in the labour market outcomes of Canada’s doctoral graduates.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social inequality
  • Higher education outcomes
  • LGBTQ and the labour market
  • Gender inequality
  • LGBTQ identity, poverty and health
  •  Criminology and deviance

Selected Publications