• 899 Citations

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Research Interests

Using demographic and other quantitative methods, Professor Percheski studies how recent and ongoing changes in family life are related to changing patterns of social inequality in the United States.


Prof. Percheski's previous work has examined the relationship between family characteristics and social inequality in several domains including income and wealth inequality in the United States, employment patterns among mothers and fathers, health insurance coverage for adults, and health care utilization among children. Her current research portfolio includes investigations of 1) racial and ethnic wealth gaps among families with children;  2) cohort change in the associations between childhood family resources and family formation in young adulthood; 3) impacts of local economic conditions on sexual and contraceptive behavior among unmarried women and men; 4) the effects of state insurance investments on wealth inequality in children’s development.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Princeton University

… → 2008

Sociology, MA, Princeton University

… → 2006

Sociology, BA, Dartmouth College

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Family demography
  • Work and occupations

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Research Output

  • 899 Citations
  • 15 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Children and the Elderly: Wealth Inequality Among America’s Dependents

Gibson-Davis, C. M. & Percheski, C., Jun 1 2018, In : Demography. 55, 3, p. 1009-1032 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Health and Union Dissolution among Parenting Couples: Differences by Gender and Marital Status

    Percheski, C. & Meyer, J. M., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of health and social behavior. 59, 4, p. 569-584 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Marriage, family structure, and maternal employment trajectories

    Percheski, C., Mar 1 2018, In : Social Forces. 96, 3, p. 1211-1242 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Deciding to wait: Partnership status, economic conditions, and pregnancy during the great recession

    Percheski, C. & Kimbro, R. T., Feb 20 2017, In : Sociological Science. 4, p. 176-195 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Fertility change in the American Indian and Alaska Native population, 1980-2010

    Cannon, S. & Percheski, C., Jul 4 2017, In : Demographic Research. 37, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle