Prof. David Brady, Ph.D.

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Visiting Research Professor
Ehemaliger Leiter der beendeten Abteilung


Armut und Ungleichheit | Sozialpolitik | Politik und Institutionen | Globalisierung und Entwicklung | Arbeit und Arbeitsmarkt | Forschungsmethoden


seit 09/2015  Professor  und Direktor der Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside

seit 2013 Adjunct Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

2012 2015 Direktor der Abteilung "Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik" am Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

2007 – 2012 Associate Professor, Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University

2008 – 2011 Direktor des Center for European Studies, Duke University

2001 – 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Duke University

2001 Ph.D. in Soziologie und Public Management, Indiana University

1997 M.A. in Soziologie, Indiana University

1994 B.A. in Soziologie und Politikwissenschaft, University of Minnesota


Brady, David/Burton, Linda (Eds.) (2016): The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brady, David (2009): Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press.


Giesselmann, Marco/Brady, David/Naujoks, Tabea (2021): The Social Consequences of the Increase in Refugees to Germany 2015-2016. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2021-502. Berlin: WZB.

Brady, David/Fink, Joshua (2020): "Immigration and Preferences for Greater Law Enforcement Spending in Rich Democracies". Social Forces Vol. 98. No. 3, pp. 1074-1111.

Brady, David/Parolin, Zachary (Forthcoming): "The Levels and Trends in Deep and Extreme Poverty in the U.S., 1993-2016". Demography.

Blome, Agnes/Brady, David/Kmec, Julie A. (2019): "Work-Family Reconciliation Policies and Women’s and Mothers’ Labor Market Outcomes in Rich Democracies". Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 125-161 (first published online).

Brady, David. 2019. "Theories of the Causes of Poverty". Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 45, pp. 155-175.

Brady, David/Giesselmann, Marco/Kohler, Ulrich/Radenacker, Anke (2018): "How to Measure and Proxy Permanent Income: Evidence from Germany and the U.S.". Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 321-345.

Brady, David/Finnigan, Ryan/Hübgen, Sabine (2017): "Rethinking the Risks of Poverty: A Framework for Analyzing Prevalences and Penalties". American Journal of Sociology Vol. 123, No. 3, pp. 740-786.

Brady, David/Gauchat, Gordon/Marquardt, Susanne/Reynolds, Megan M. (2016): "Path Dependency and the Politics of Socialized Healthcare". In: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 355-392.

Brady, David/Bostic, Amie (2015): "Paradoxes of Social Policy. Welfare Transfers, Relative Poverty, and Redistribution Preferences". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 268-298.

Brady, David/Destro, Lane M. (2015): "Poverty". In: Daniel Béland/Christopher Howard/Kimberly J. Morgan (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 585-602.

Biegert, Thomas/Brady, David/Vitols, Sigurt (2015): "Continuity and Change in the German Labour Market". In: Tony Dolphin (Ed.): Technology, Globalisation and the Future of Work in Europe. Essays on Employment in a Digitised Economy. London: Institute for Public Policy Research, pp. 69-73.

Biradavolu, Monica/Blankenship, Kim M./Brady, David/(2015): "Brokers and the Earnings of Female Sex Workers in India". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 80, No. 6, pp. 1123-1149. (first published online, October 14th, 2015)

Brady, David/Finnigan, Ryan (2014): "Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for Social Policy?". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 17-42.

Baker, Regina S./Brady, David//Finnigan, Ryan (2013): "When Unionization Disappears. State-Level Unionization and Working Poverty in the United States". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 78, No. 5, pp. 872-896. (first published online, August 30th, 2013)

Brady, David/Martin, Nathan D. (2007): "Workers of the Less Developed World Unite? A Multi-Level Analysis of Unionization in Less Developed Countries". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 72, No. 4, pp. 562-584.

Beckfield, Jason/Brady, David/Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (2005): "Economic Globalization and the Welfare State in Affluent Democracies, 1975-2001". In: American Sociological Review, Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. 921-948.