Jennifer Barber

Jennifer Barber

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1997
M.A., University of Chicago, 1994

Dr. Barber studies intergenerational processes in families in the United States and Nepal. Her current U.S. research focuses on intergenerational influences on childbearing behavior, including the influence of parental behavior, parental attitudes, and young people's own attitudes. She is studying the consequences of unwanted childbearing for children in the U.S. Her current research in Nepal focuses on the relationships between social change and family formation attitudes and behavior. She is involved with the Developmental Idealism and Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal research project.

Jennifer Barber's Research Profile at the Population Studies Center

Articles & Chapters

Thornton, Arland, Alexandra Achen Killewald, Jennifer S. Barber, Georgina Binstock, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Ronald F. Inglehart, Rukmalie Jayakody, Yang Jiang, et al. 2010. "Creating Questions and Protocols for an International Study of Ideas About Development and Family Life." In Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Conexts edited by Janet A. Harkness, Michael Braun, Brad Edwards, Timothy P. Johnson, Lars Lyberg, Peter Ph. Mohler, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Tom W. Smith. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..



Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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