Associate Professor and Department Chair; Assistant Director, Center for Research on Educational Opportunities; Faculty Fellow, Institute for Educational Initiatives
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William Carbonaro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. During his time at Notre Dame, Professor Carbonaro's research has examined two main areas: (1) how unequal learning opportunities both within and between schools affect student outcomes, and (2) how education and cognitive skills are linked with economic rewards in the labor market. Professor Carbonaro's recent papers focus on how friendship and peer relationships affect student outcomes. In addition, his research also examines how education and cognitive skills affect income growth over the course of workers' careers. His findings indicate college educated workers are much more likely to experience substantial income growth over the career, and much less likely to experience significant income loss. Carbonaro has published his research in highly regarded journals such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Sociology of Education, and the American Education Research Journal.
Research Interests: Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Research Methods and Statistics
Areas of Study: Education, Research Methods, Stratification and Inequality