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.