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Matthew Painter - Associate Professor

Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2010; M.A. The Ohio State University 2005; B.A. Kansas State University 2003

Matthew Painter received the Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University in 2010. He joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2010. His primary research interests involve immigration, social stratification, race/ethnicity, methodology and statistics, and wealth inequality.

Research Interests:

Immigration, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Family, Methodology and Statistics, Wealth Inequality

Publications:  Recent Publications

2017   Frech, Adrianne, Matthew A. Painter II, and Jonathan Vespa. “Marital Biography and Mother’s Wealth.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38(2):279-92.

2017   Painter II, Matthew A. and Matthew R. Sanderson. “Different Country, Same Work: The Income Advantage of Industrial Channeling among Mexican Immigrants.” Work & Occupations 44(2):210-32.

2017   Holmes, Malcolm D., Matthew A. Painter II, and Brad W. Smith. “Citizens’ Perceptions of Police in Rural U.S. Communities: A Multilevel Analysis of Contextual, Organizational and Individual Predictors.” Policing & Society 27(2):136-56.

2016   Painter II, Matthew A. and Zhenchao Qian. “Wealth Inequality among Immigrants and Native-Born Americans: Persistent Racial/Ethnic Inequality.” Population Research and Policy Review 35(2):147-75. (Lead article)

2016   Painter II, Matthew A., Malcolm Holmes, and Jenna Bateman. “Skin Tone, Race/Ethnicity, and Wealth Stratification among New Immigrants: Revisiting the Preference for Whiteness Hypothesis.” Social Forces 94(3):1153-85.

2016   Painter II, Matthew A. and Zhenchao Qian. “Wealth Inequality among New Immigrants.” Sociological Perspectives 59(2):368-94

2015   Painter II, Matthew A., Adrianne Frech, and Kristi Williams. “Nonmarital Fertility, Union History, and Women’s Wealth.” Demography 52(1):153-82.


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