Joe LaBriola

Research Assistant Professor

A headshot of Research Assistant Professor Joe LaBriola as he stands in the center in front of the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics logo.
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Joe LaBriola

Research Assistant Professor

Joe’s research uses survey and administrative data to examine the roots of racial and socioeconomic inequalities in the contemporary United States. Currently, he primarily focuses on racial inequalities in housing and wealth.

Joe has published on the causes of class gaps in parental investments in children, and in exposure to precarious working conditions.


PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2021

MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2016

BA, Mathematics, Pomona College, 2012

Areas of Study

Demography, Housing, Labor markets, Political economy, Public Policy, Race and Racial Inequality, Sociology, Spatial Inequality

Related Projects

Forth. Orestes P. Hastings and Joe LaBriola. “The Summer Parental Investment Gap? Socioe- conomic Gaps in the Seasonality of Parental Expenditures and Time with School-Age Children.” Accepted at Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

2021 Joe LaBriola and Daniel Schneider. “Class Inequality in Parental Childcare Time: Evidence from Synthetic Couples in the ATUS.” Social Forces 100(2):680-705. * 2020 IPUMS Time Use Research Award for Best Graduate Student Paper (solo or first-authored).

2020 Joe LaBriola. “Post-Prison Employment Quality and Future Criminal Justice Contact.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 6(1):154-172.