Focus areas
Work; Economic security; Social stratification; Social mobility; Inequalities in education; Labour markets

Ronald Henderson Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Curry holds a joint appointment at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Institute and the Brotherhood’s Research and Policy Centre.

Matthew completed his PhD in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his dissertation investigated the effects of university education on individual labour market outcomes in the United States before and during the global financial crisis.


Selected external publications

Mooi-Reci, I, Wooden, M and Curry, M 2020, 'The Employment Consequences of Growing Up in a Dual-Parent Jobless Household: A Comparison of Australia and the United States' (forthcoming), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

Curry, M, Mooi-Reci, I and Wooden, M 2019, ‘Parental joblessness and the school-to-work transition in Australia and the United States’, Social Science Research, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 61–76.

Mooi-Reci, I, Bakker, B, Curry, M and Wooden, M 2019, ‘Why parental unemployment matters for children’s educational attainment: empirical evidence from the Netherlands’, European Sociological Review, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 394–408.

Curry, M 2019, ‘The Great Recession and shifting patterns of college effects for young men’, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, no. 59, pp. 34–45.