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David J. Harding

Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Center Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.

Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center.

Ph.D., Harvard University

Dr. Harding’s research interests lie in inequality, poverty, urban studies, race, and qualitative and quantitative methodology. Current investigations include the effects of neighborhood disadvantage on education and teenage pregnancy; rampage school shootings; changes in the black-white incarceration gap; and methods for causal analysis for social scientists.

Recent Publications


Harding, David J. 2010. Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys. University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Morenoff, Jeffrey, and David J. Harding. 2014. "Incarceration, Prisoner Reentry, and Communities." Annual Review of Sociology, 40: 411-429. PMCID: PMC4231529. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J., Jessica Wyse, Cheyney Dobson, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Making Ends Meet After Prison." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 440-470. PMCID: PMC4288962. DOI. Abstract.

Wyse, Jessica, David J. Harding, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Romantic Relationships and Criminal Desistance: Processes and Pathways." Sociological Forum, 29(2): 365-385. PMCID: PMC4254819. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J., Jeffrey Morenoff, and Claire Herbert. 2013. "Home is Hard to Find: Neighborhoods, Institutions, and the Residential Trajectories of Returning Prisoners." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 647(1): 214-236. PMCID: PMC3640590. DOI. Abstract.

Wodtke, Geoffrey, David J. Harding, and Felix Elwert. 2011. "Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective: The Impact of Long-Term Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." American Sociological Review, 76(5): 713-736. PMCID: PMC3413291. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J. 2011. "Rethinking the Cultural Context of Schooling Decisions in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: From Deviant Subculture to Cultural Heterogeneity." Sociology of Education, 84(4): 322-339. PMCID: PMC3413303. DOI. Abstract.

Small, M.L., David J. Harding, and M. Lamont. 2010. "Reconsidering Culture and Poverty INTRODUCTION." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 629: 6-27. DOI.


Harding, David J., Lisa Gennetian, Christopher Winship, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Jeffrey Kling. 2011. "Unpacking Neighborhood Influences on Education Outcomes: Setting the Stage for Future Research." In Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances edited by Duncan, Greg J. and Richard Murnane. New York: Russell Sage. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Wodtke, Geoffrey, Felix Elwert, and David J. Harding. 2012. "Poor Families, Poor Neighborhoods: How Family Poverty Intensifies the Impact of Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." PSC Research Report No. 12-776. September 2012. Abstract. PDF.

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