Ellen Scott, Department of Sociology

Academic Areas:
Minimum Wage, Economy, Unemployment, Debt, Labor, Taxes

Ellen Scott is an expert in welfare, minimum wage, and income inequality, especially in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of sociology who teaches about issues regarding social inequality, gender, race, and welfare, and qualitative methods as an approach to research. As part of her work with the Labor Education Research Center, Ellen helps provide lawmakers with policy guidance related to minimum-wage.

escott@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5075


Recent Media:
For Etsy and more companies, parental leave is for dads, too (The Christian Science Monitor, March 16, 2016)
University of Oregon researchers testify in salem about Oregon’s growing economic crisis (Fair Shot for All, April 15, 2015) 
Minimum-wage hike would help workers (The Oregonian, Jan. 27, 2015) 
The high cost of low wages in Oregon (Oregon Workforce Report, 2014)