Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2004
Aging, Education, Inequality, Life Course, Military, Social Stratification
In my research, I address questions related to inequality in historical and cross-national context. Throughout my career, I have focused on unequal pathways through the transition to adulthood, first examining military service and, more recently, higher education. In this work, I examine the factors that shape the trajectories that people follow in their late teens and early twenties.
Alair MacLean. 2018. “A Few Good Men and Women: Gender, Race, and Status in the Wartime Volunteer Military.” Population Research and Policy Review 37(4):591-613.
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.