Dr. Mariko Chang is the author of the new book, Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, and the main author of the March 2010 report “Lifting as We Climb Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future.” Dr. Chang has a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University from 1998 to 2007 where she published work on occupational sex segregation across countries, the use of social networks for gathering financial information and began her work on the gender wealth gap. To help raise awareness of the wealth gap, she maintains a website that provides data and other information on wealth, assets, and debt for public policy makers, the media, researchers, and organizations that address economic security.
In addition to her work on the wealth gap, she works as an independent consultant helping universities diversify their faculty, including women in science. In this capacity, she conducts original research and program evaluation, including universities with a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant. Further information about Dr. Chang and her work can be found at: www.mariko-chang.com.