The Family Inequality Research Lab (FIRL) in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina brings together faculty and students interested in understanding and allaying inequalities among American families. We do so by pursuing original research that tackles family inequality in its myriad forms, including research on racial and ethnic minority families, LGBTQ+ families, single parent families, and multigenerational families, as well as inequalities between fathers and mothers and socioeconomically advantaged and disadvantaged parents and children. Through our research efforts, we aim to provide fresh scientific knowledge of the contemporary processes that contribute to the reproduction in inequality between and within American families and novel insights as to how family inequality in the U.S. can be reduced.
Meet the faculty and students involved in FIRL.
Learn more about our current research projects.
Stay updated on recent news about the FIRL team.
All meetings at 11:30 am in Sloan Room 315.
|Friday September 2, 2022||Introduction to Group|
|Friday September 16, 2022||Project Development|
|Friday September 30, 2022||Workshop: Dr. Jaclyn Wong|
|Friday October 7, 2022||Project Development|
|Friday October 21, 2022||Workshop: Dr. Mari Amorim|
|Friday November 4, 2022||Project Development|
|Friday November 18, 2022||Workshop: TBD|
|Friday December 2, 2022||Project Development|