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Amelia Karraker

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Postdoctoral Mentor: Sarah Burgard

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Karraker's research focuses on how different measures of social status (education, income, subjective socioeconomic status, race, gender) impact health and well-being, particularly in later life. One current project examines how employment conditions confer psychosocial resources (such as environmental mastery) that individuals can employ to generate and protect health. Another project looks at the role of cognitive and noncognitive human capital in explaining educationalgradients in health behaviors.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Karraker, Amelia. 2014. ""Feeling Poor": Perceived Economic Position and Environmental Mastery among Older Americans." Journal of Aging and Health, 26(3): 474-494. PMCID: PMC3981921. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Karraker, Amelia, and J. DeLamater. 2013. "Past-Year Sexual Inactivity Among Older Married Persons and Their Partners." Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(1): 142-163. DOI. Abstract.

Herd, P., Amelia Karraker, and E. Friedman. 2012. "The social patterns of a biological risk factor for disease: race, gender, socioeconomic position, and C-reactive protein." The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67(4): 503-13. PMCID: PMC3695599. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Karraker, Amelia. Forthcoming. "Heterosexual expression at older ages." In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier.