Kathryn Yount

Kathryn Yount

Ph.D., Social Demography, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1999

M.H.S., Demography, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1994

B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991

Dr. Yount is Associate Professor of the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Sociology at Emory University. She is a family demographer with expertise in gender, intergenerational relations, and disparities in human resources across the lifecourse. She is editor of a volume on family change in the Middle East and has conducted research in the Middle East since 1995. She has authored more than 50 publications in leading journals in Demography, Sociology, and Public Health, and more than 20 research grants from Emory, NSF, NIH, the World Bank, and private foundations have supported this work. She has received awards from Emory and the American Public Health Association for her research, and she currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Marriage and Family (2005 - present), chairs the Social Science Subcommittee of the University Research Committee at Emory, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Developing Nations at Emory. She is a Fellow of the International Center for Research on Women and a standing consultant with Measure DHS. She is country coordinator for the DI adult study in Egypt.

Curriculum Vitae

Articles & Chapters

Thornton, Arland, Kathryn M. Yount, Linda Young-Demarco, and Mansoor Moaddel. 2017. "Modernization, World System, and Clash of Civilization Perspectives in Lay Views of the Development- Morality Nexus in the United States and the Middle East." In Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring edited by Mansoor Moaddel and Michele J. Gelfand. Chapter 4. Oxford University Press.

Yount, Kathryn M., Arland Thornton, Linda Young-Demarco, and Shilpa N. Patel. 2017. "Lay Accounts of "Modern" and "Traditional" Family in Greater Cairo: A Test of Developmental Models of Family Life." In Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring edited by Mansoor Moaddel and Michele J. Gelfand. Chapter 5. Oxford University Press.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Linda Young-DeMarco, Colter Mitchell, Kathryn M. Yount, and Yu Xie. 2016. "Evaluating the measurement reliabilities and dimensionality of developmental idealism measures." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(4): 609-635.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2012. "Knowledge and Beliefs about National Development and Developmental Hierarchies: the Viewpoints of Ordinary People in Thirteen Countries." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1053-1068.

Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Kathryn M. Yount, Mohammad Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Yu Xie. 2012. "International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework." Demography, 49(2): 677-698.

Thornton, Arland, Alexandra Achen Killewald, Jennifer S. Barber, Georgina Binstock, Wade M. Garrison, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Ronald F. Inglehart, Rukmalie Jayakody, Yang Jiang, Julie de Jong, Katherine E. King, Ron J. Lesthaeghe, Sohair Mehanna, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Norbert Schwarz, Guangzhou Wang, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-Demarco, and Kathryn Yount. 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..

Recent Pub

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Kiss, Tamás. "Escaping the "Balkanizing" Gaze? Perceptions of Global and Internal Developmental Hierarchies in Romania." East European Politics and Societies.

Reading History Sideways

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

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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