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Mary C. Brinton, MA, PhD

Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Mary C. Brinton is the Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; and director of the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Brinton’s research and teaching focus on gender inequality, labor markets and employment, social demography, and contemporary Japanese society. She studies institutional change and its effects on individual action, and is particularly interested in labor, parental leave, and population issues in low-fertility countries. Brinton generally engages in primary data collection for her research projects, and has designed social surveys, interviews, and observational studies in Japan and Korea. She serves on the HCPDS Social Demography Seminar planning committee.