Alexis Mann is a PhD candidate in the joint Social Policy and Sociology program at Brandeis University and works as Research Associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. With a background in mixed methods research, her interests focus on how the regional and city context shapes economic inequality. In particular, her dissertation research focuses on how families build and sustain economic security in the face of increasing rates of economic insecurity nationally.
At IASP Alexis is part of a team examining trends in the racial wealth gap. Drawing from both the PSID and a longitudinal dataset of interviews, the project examines trends in household mobility and offers a unique glimpse into how middle- and working-class families leverage institutional and family resources to buffer against economic shocks.
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