DR Matthew Curry



  • Matthew Curry is the Ronald Henderson Research Fellow in labour economics, a joint position between the Melbourne Institute and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a non-profit organisation that aims to eliminate poverty in Australia. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include social stratification and mobility, in particular the causes and consequences of educational and labour market inequalities. He is also currently working under Irma Mooi-Reci (University of Melbourne School of Social and Political Sciences) and Mark Wooden (Melbourne Institute) on an ARC-funded investigation of the intergenerational effects of parental joblessness in Australia and other advanced economies. Recent work has been published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, European Sociological Review, and Social Science Research. Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA, 2016 M.A. in Sociology, UCLA, 2010 B.A. in Sociology, Occidental College, 2008   



Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - Los Angeles