Ellen Scott, Department of Sociology

Ellen Scott

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

Ellen Scott is an academic 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.

Contact: escott@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5075


Recent Media:
Low-wage service workers are facing new emotional hazards in the workplace during COVID-19 (The Conversation, July 23, 2020)
For Etsy and more companies, parental leave is for dads, too (The Christian Science Monitor, March 16, 2016)
Minimum-wage hike would help workers (The Oregonian, Jan. 27, 2015)
Low-wage jobs growing in Oregon, straining safety net (Around the O, Jan. 8, 2015)