Head shot of Alexandra Killewald (2021)

Alexandra Killewald, PhD

Sociology, Harvard University

Alexandra Killewald, PhD is professor of sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Killewald’s research takes a demographic approach to the study of social stratification. Much of her work focuses on the work-family intersection, with a special interest in wealth inequality, and the role of parents’ wealth in shaping the outcomes of their adult children. She has also explored the effects of marriage and parenthood on workers’ wages, and the associations between women’s earnings and their time in household labor.