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Juliana de Castro Galvao
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Sociology and Social Sciences, University of Brasilia; M.A. Sociology, University of Brasilia

Research Interests: social stratification, gender wage gap, top incomes


Juliana de Castro Galvao is a PhD student in Sociology at the Graduate Center, Cuny. Conducts research in the field of social stratification. She is interested in understanding the extent, trends and determinants of socioeconomic inequalities both within and between countries. She has a master’s degree from the University of Brasilia (UnB) where she performed research using Brazilian 2010 Census data and tax income data – in order to correct for underestimation at the top of the earnings distribution –  to analyze the extent and determinants of the gender wage gap in Brazil among top, median and low income holders. Before coming to New York, she also worked as a consultant for the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and the Brazilian Ministry of Human Rights carrying out data management studies for the construction of the Brazilian national inclusion register of people with disabilities.

She is currently working on a research project led by professor Paul Attewell and funded by Ascendium and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that examines to what extent some colleges in the U.S. are more effective in getting their degree-seeking students a diploma even after controlling for student body and institutional characteristics. She is also working on a project that analyzes intra and inter-cohort lifetime earnings inequality in the US from 1967 to 2016 using data from the PSID.