Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2004
Aging, Life Course, Military, Social Stratification
My research focuses broadly on social inequality. I am currently exploring the question of how wars affect people’s lives. In this research, I examine the life course trajectories of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces, focusing on the effects of military service and combat exposure on work and health. In collaboration with Ryan Edwards, I am also exploring the impact of military service on later-life mortality.
Alair MacLean and Meredith Kleykamp. 2016. “Income Inequality and the Military.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Living in a High-Inequality Regime 663:99-116.
David B. Grusky and Alair MacLean. 2016. “The Social Fallout of a High-Inequality Regime.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Living in a High-Inequality Regime 663:33-52.
Alair MacLean and Meredith Kleykamp. 2014. “Coming Home: Attitudes toward U.S. Veterans returning from Iraq.” Social Problems 61(1):131-154.
Alair MacLean. 2010. “The Things They Carry: Combat, Disability, and Unemployment among US Men.” American Sociological Review 75(4):563-585.