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Limor Gabay-Egozi

Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE)


Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, Israel


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Limor Gabay-Egozi is a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE) in the Department of Sociology at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Tel-Aviv University in 2011. Before coming to Yale, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Haifa, Israel (2010-2012).

Her main areas of interest include Social Stratification, the Sociology of Education, Gender Inequality and Research Methods. Limor's work addresses the role of educational choice as a stratifying mechanism in the educational attainment process. At the moment she studies the dynamic of educational-choice at the context of mixed-town nationality. By interviewing Arab and Jewish families she is making an effort to understand school-choice within the context of mixed-town community and the effects of school-choice on class and ethno-religious identity.

In another line of research she examines how gender-role past circumstances, in micro and macro level, can explain current gender segregation in occupations and the observed cross-country variations in gender segregation. Past circumstances are conceptualized as individuals' propensity for equality and fairness of gender-role in public and private spheres, and also as past structural characteristics of national labor markets, specifically those affected by family policies as reflecting gender-role in societies.

Selected publications

Refereed articles

Gabay-Egozi, L., Shavit, Y. and Yaish, M. "Curricular Choice: A Test of a Rational Choice Model of Education". European Sociological Review, 26, no. 4 (2010): 447-463.

Under Review in Refereed Articles

Gabay-Egozi, L., Shavit, Y. and Yaish, M. Revise and Resubmit. " Towards a More General Explanation of Gender Segregation in Fields of Study". Sex Roles.

Work in Progress

Gabay-Egozi, L. "School Choice: The Dynamic of Parental Decision-Making".

Gabay-Egozi, L. "Educational Decision-Making in the Context of National Coexistence: Arabs and Jews in Israel".

Gabay-Egozi, L. "Gender-Typical Occupational Allocation: The Bayesian Learning and Family Policies".

Other Publications

Gabay-Egozi, L. Book Review: "On the Power of Education: From Key Experiences to Turning Points", by Gad Yair, Israeli Sociology, 2, (2008): 500-502 (in Hebrew).

Gabay-Egozi, L. "The Dangers of the Psychometric Revolution". Haaretz, Articles and Opinions, January 11 (2011), (in Hebrew).