Orestes Hastings (2010)

My current work broadly explores how economic inequalities become social inequalities. In recent projects I have investigated income inequality’s effects on class divides in parenting and housework, on household moving and indebteness, and on people's trust and financial satisfaction: how economic shocks affect marriage and fertility; the role of religion and spirituality in social connectedness; and the reliability of survey questions. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on research design and quantitative methods.


  • Stratification & Inequality      
  • Economic Sociology
  • Social Demography
  • Social Psychology
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Social Change
  • Quantitative Methods


Dissertation Title
Inequality and Society: Mechanisms and Methods for Understanding the Consequences of Rising Income Inequality