Matt Huffman

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Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
M.A., UC Santa Barbara
B.A., San Diego State University
Phone: (949) 824-5341
Fax: (949) 824-4717
University of California, Irvine
SSPB 4275
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Race and Gender Inequality, Organizations, Research Methods
Affiliated faculty:
Paul Merage School of Business (joint appointment)
Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) program
Center for Organizational Research (COR)
Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy
Research Abstract
Matt Huffman's current research examines changes in access to managerial positions for women and racial minorities, and the consequences of those changes for other workers. His other recent work investigates organizational patterns of race and gender inequality and how they vary across organizations and labor market contexts. At UC Irvine, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Probability & Statistics, Research Design, Gender and Work, and Gender/Race Inequality.
Philip N. Cohen & Matt L. Huffman. 2007. "Working for the Woman: Female Managers and the Gender Wage Gap." American Sociological Review, 72:681-704.
Anja-Kristin Abendroth, Matt L. Huffman, and Judith Treas. “Revisiting the Motherhood Penalty: Childbirth and Occupational Status in 13 European Countries.” In press, American Sociological Review.
Julie A. Kmec, Matt L. Huffman and Andrew Penner. 2014. “Being a Parent or Having a Parent? The Perceived Employability of Men and Women who Take Employment Leave.” American Behavioral Scientist 58: 453-472.
George Wilson, Vincent Roscigno, and Matt L. Huffman. 2013. “Public Sector Transformation, Racial Inequality, and Downward Occupational Mobility.” Social Forces 91: 975-1006
Andrew Penner, Harold Jose Toro-Tulla, and Matt L. Huffman. 2012. “Do Women Managers Ameliorate Gender Differences in Wages? Evidence from a Large Grocery Retailer.” Sociological Perspectives 55: 365-381.
Matt L. Huffman, Philip N. Cohen and Jessica Pearlman. 2010. “Engendering Change: Organizational Dynamics and Workplace Gender Desegregation, 1975–2005.” Administrative Science Quarterly 55:255-277.
Philip N. Cohen, Matt L. Huffman and Stephanie Knauer. 2009. "Stalled Progress? Gender Segregation and Wage Inequality among American Managers, 1980-2000." Work & Occupations 36:318–342.
Philip N. Cohen & Matt L. Huffman. 2007. "Black Underrepresentation in Management Across U.S. Labor Markets." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 609 (January):181-199.
Huffman, Matt L. & Philip N. Cohen. 2004. "Occupational Segregation and the Gender Gap in Workplace Authority: National versus Local Labor Markets." Sociological Forum 19:121-147.
Matt L. Huffman. 2004. "More Pay, More Inequality? The Influence of Average Wage Levels and the Racial Composition of Jobs on the Black–White Wage Gap." Social Science Research 33:498-520.
Matt L. Huffman & Philip N. Cohen. 2004. "Racial Wage Inequality: Job Segregation and Devaluation Across U.S. Labor Markets." American Journal of Sociology 109:902-936.
Philip N. Cohen & Matt L. Huffman. 2003. "Individuals, Jobs, and Labor Markets: The Devaluation of Women's Work." American Sociological Review 68:443-463.
Judith M.P. de Ruijter & Matt L. Huffman. 2003. "Gender Composition Effects in the Netherlands: A Multilevel Analysis of Occupational Wage Inequality." Social Science Research 32:312-334.
Philip N. Cohen & Matt L. Huffman. 2003. "Occupational Segregation and the Devaluation of Women's Work Across U.S. Labor Markets." Social Forces 81:881-907.
Professional Societies
American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems
Editorial Board, Social Problems
Editoral Board, Sociological Perspectives
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