Ted Mouw is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include labor markets, immigration, and social networks, and he teaches courses on economic sociology, social stratification, statistics, and demography. He is currently working on three projects on Latino immigration to the United States: (1) the impact of immigration on the wages and employment of native workers using longitudinal data on earnings and geographic location from 1996-2008 for all private sector workers in the U.S. using data from the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) data. (2) A study of the social networks that connect Mexican immigrants in the U.S. to their communities of origin, using data from a binational social network survey of migrants in North Carolina and Houston, Texas and their non-migrant friends and family members in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. (3) A study of trends in Latino migration to “new destination” areas in the Southeastern United States, using data from the American Community Survey. In addition to this research on immigration, Mouw is also studying the economic mobility of low wage workers in the United States, using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to differentiate between “dead end” versus “stepping stone” jobs, and a methodological project on improving the precision of sampling from hidden and rare populations through the collection of social network data. Since he started teaching at UNC in 1999, Mouw has received three university wide teaching awards: The Edward Kidder Graham Award (2005), the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2007), and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Teaching Professorship (2009-2014). Prior to starting graduate school, Mouw taught English at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia for two years on an Oberlin Shansi Association fellowship.
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