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, 2016M.A. in Sociology, UCLA, 2010B.A. in Sociology, Occidental College, 2008
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Parental joblessness and the moderating role of a university degree on the school-to-work transition in Australia and the United States
Matthew Curry, Irma Mooi-Reci, Mark Wooden
Journal article | 2019 | Social Science Research
Does parental joblessness delay young adults’ school-to-work transitions? If so, can a university degree moderate this relationshi..
Why Parental Unemployment Matters for Children’s Educational Attainment: Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands
I Mooi-Reci, Bart Bakker, Matthew Curry, Mark Wooden
Journal article | 2019 | European Sociological Review
This study examines the effect of parents’ unemployment on their children’s subsequent educational attainment. Its theoretical sig..
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