Mary Corcoran

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Mary Corcoran


  • Affiliation(s)
    • Ford School of Public Policy
    • Women’s Studies Department
    • Institute for Social Research
  • Fields of Study
    • Poverty and Social Welfare
    • Gender and Family
  • About

    Mary E. Corcoran is Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, Social Work, and Women's Studies. Her research focuses on the effects of gender and race discrimination on economic status and earnings, and on welfare and employment policies. Mary has published articles on intergenerational mobility, the underclass, and sex-based and race-based inequality. She teaches seminars on poverty and inequality and on women and employment.

  • Education
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (Social Policy and Education)
    • Pembroke College, B.A. (Mathematics)
  • Courses Taught
    • Women and Employment Policy
    • Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy