Lane Kenworthy

Yankelovich Endowed Chair Professor

I study the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, and politics in the United States and other affluent countries. My books include The Good Society (, How Big Should Our Government Be? (2016), Social Democratic America (2014), Progress for the Poor (2011), Jobs with Equality (2008), Egalitarian Capitalism (2004), and In Search of National Economic Success (1995). For more information, see

Winter 2016

SOCG 212: Social Stratification

Spring 2016

SOCI 10: American Society

SOCI 124: The Good Society