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Matthew Painter - Assistant 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. His dissertation examines immigrants' financial well-being by looking at how race/ethnicity, nativity, and education affect wealth accumulation.

Research Interests:

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

Publications:  Recent Publications

Forthcoming    Painter II, Matthew A., Adrianne Frech, and Kristi Williams. “Nonmarital Fertility, Union History, and Women’s Wealth.” Demography.

2014   Painter II, Matthew A. “Race/Ethnicity, Educational–Occupational Mismatch, and Immigrant Wealth Attainment.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 15(4):753-76.

2014    Painter II, Matthew A. and Pamela Paxton. “Checkbooks in the Heartland: Change Over Time in Voluntary Association Membership.” Sociological Forum 29(2):408-28.

2013   Painter II, Matthew A. “Madam Senator: Growth in Women’s State Senate Representation, 1978–2010.” Sociological Spectrum 33(6):584-603.

2013    Painter II, Matthew A. "Immigrant and Native Financial Well-Being: The Roles of Place of Education and Race/Ethnicity." Social Science Research 42(5):1375-89.

2012    Painter II, Matthew A. and Jonathan Vespa. “The Role of Cohabitation in Asset and Debt Accumulation during Marriage.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 33(4):491-506.

2011    Sanderson, Matthew R. and Matthew A. Painter II. "Occupation Channels for Mexican Migration: New Destinations in a Binational Context." Rural Sociology 76(4):461-80.

2011    Vespa, Jonathan and Matthew A. Painter II. "Cohabitation History, Marriage, and Wealth Accumulation." Demography 48(3):983-1004.

2011    Painter II, Matthew A. and Kevin Shafer. "Race/Ethnicity, Children, and Household Wealth Accumulation." Journal of Comparative Family Studies 42(2):145-70.


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