Rukmalie Jayakody Rukmalie Jayakody

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Jayakody is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Demography, and Sociology, and Research Associate at the Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University. She is the PI on the Vietnam research projects.


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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