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Cristobal Young

Cristobal Young

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010

About

Cristobal Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Cristobal works in the overlapping fields of economic sociology, stratification, and quantitative methods. He studies the sociological dynamics surrounding public policies that moderate income inequality. How do taxes affect the demographics of the elite? Do millionaire taxes cause migration of the elite to lower-tax climates? At the other end of the spectrum, does Unemployment Insurance, by moderating income loss during joblessness, weaken people’s desire to find new work? In other words, are there strong downside costs to intervening in the market distribution of income? 

Methodologically, Cristobal specializes in analyzing large scale administrative and survey data. Drawing on modern computational power, he is developing new methods for addressing model uncertainty and improving the robustness of social science research.

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Jan 8 2016 | The New York Times
AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is one of quantity: We simply do not have enough free time. “If I could just get a...
Feb 20 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford research studies how people in jobs and the unemployed value free time. Both groups experience greater emotional well-being on weekends and have declines when the workweek begins. The rise in well-being and happiness on weekends is largely explained by opportunities to spend more social...