Hadas Mandel, Ph.D

As a sociologist with a particular interest in gender stratification and economic inequality, my research focuses on the hidden, unconscious, and primarily unintended mechanisms that create, sustain, and preserve gender inequality in society at large, within the family, and in the labor market in particular. Throughout my career I have explored the changing nature of gender inequality over time, and variations in patterns of gender inequality across national labor markets and different socioeconomic groups. In addition to the use of quantitative methodology within a comparative framework, common to all my works is the underlying motivation to explore the complexity of gender inequality in modern societies.

I am a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. I headed the department between 2019-2022, and since 2017 I am the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded (Horizon 2020) project addressing the structural and individual aspects underpinning the development of gender inequality over time and across societies (see results brief). My works on these topics and others has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Demography, Sociological Science, the British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Sex Role, Social Forces and others.