Emily Rauscher is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas (KU) and Faculty Director of the Wealth Transfer Project at the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion. Her research centers around intergenerational mobility, seeking to understand how advantage and disadvantage are transmitted from parents to children and what policy mechanisms could weaken that process. Her work has appeared in a variety of academic journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Biodemography and Social Biology, Sociological Forum, and Sociological Perspectives, and has been covered by a variety of media outlets, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Pew Research Center, and Huffington Post.
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