Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
Areas of Research Interest:
Aging, Life Course, Military, Social Stratification
Current Research Interests:
My research focuses broadly on social inequality. I am currently exploring the question of how wars affect people's lives. In this research, I examine the life course trajectories of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces, focusing on the effects of military service and combat exposure on work and health. In collaboration with Ryan Edwards, I am also exploring the impact of military service on later-life mortality.
Alair MacLean. 2011. “The Stratification of Military Service and Combat Exposure.” Social Science Research 40:336-48.
Alair MacLean. 2010. “The Things They Carry: Combat, Disability, and Unemployment among US Men.” American Sociological Review 75(4):563-585.
Alair MacLean and Nicholas L. Parsons. 2010. “Unequal Risk: Combat Occupations in the Volunteer Military.” Sociological Perspectives 53(3):347-372.
Alair MacLean and Glen H. Elder, Jr. 2007. “Military Service in the Life Course.” Annual Review of Sociology 33: 175-96.
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