Life Course and Intergenerational Processes
The study of families, social relationships, and institutions is central to understanding how health inequalities emerge, are modified, or are sustained across the life course.
Augustine, Jennifer March. 2021. Mothers’ Out-of-Sequence Postsecondary Education and Their Health and Health Behaviors. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 62(1): 2–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146520979664
*Pfeffer, Carla A., and *Jones, Kierra B. 2020. Trans-Parent Families. In Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine R. Allen (eds.), LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research & Implications for Practice (2nd edition) (pp. 199-214). New York: Springer-Verlag. *Equal co-authorship
Wong, Jaclyn S., Hannah Breslau, V. Eloesa McSorley, Kristen E. Wroblewski, Melissa J. K. Howe, and Linda J. Waite. 2020. The Social Relationship Context of Elder Mistreatment. The Gerontologist 60: 1029-1039. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz154
Wong, Jaclyn S. 2021. Aspiring Dual-Professional Couples Career Launch Plans and Childbearing Timing. Journal of Family Issues 42(5): 1092-1115. doi: 10.1177/0192513X20983380
Walsemann KM, Ailshire JA, Hartnett CS. 2019. “The other student debt crisis: How borrowing to pay for a child’s college education relates to parents’ mental health at midlife.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbz146.
Augustine, Jennifer March, Kate E. Prickett, and Daniela Negraia. 2018. “Doing it all? Mothers’ college enrollment, time use, and affective well-being.” Journal of Marriage and Family. https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12477
Hartnett, C. S., Fingerman, K. L., & Birditt, K. S. (2018). Without the ties that bind: U.S. young adults who lack active parental relationships. Advances in Life Course Research, 35, 103-113. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2018.01.004
This project aims to replicate and extend my previous research, in which I find that increases in mothers’ educational attainment does not lead to significant changes in children’s cognitive skills or noncognitive skills.
Studies of social disparities in accelerated aging have shown mixed results in the association between chronic stress and accelerated aging, with racial disparities often less pronounced than socioeconomic ones.
Dr. Henderson examines the extent to which various dimensions of religiosity is associated with trajectories of cognitive functioning among older adults and whether this relationship varies by race.