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Mariko Chang
Sociologist and Author

Mariko Chang is the author of a new book on the gender wealth gap, Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done about It (2010), as well as the author of the Insight Center's paper "Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America's Future." She has a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University from 1998 to 2007 where she began her work on occupational sex segregation across countries, the use of social networks for gathering financial information, and the gender wealth gap. She is also a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Experts of Color Clearinghouse, a Featured Expert at the National Council for Research on Women, and an Affiliate Scholar at the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner.  Chang currently works as an independent consultant with two specialties:  helping universities diversify their faculty, and researching the wealth gap, especially as it pertains to women and minorities.