Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Associate Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Fomby studies how family instability affects child well-being, including how parents' choices and behaviors influence those of their children.
Fomby, Paula, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Stefanie Mollborn. Forthcoming. "Family Resources in Two Generations and School Readiness Among Children of Teen Parents." Population Research and Policy Review. DOI. Abstract.
Mollborn, Stefanie, Elizabeth Lawrence, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Paula Fomby. 2014. "How Resource Dynamics Explain Accumulating Developmental and Health Disparities for Teen Parents' Children." Demography, 51(4): 1199-1224. DOI. Abstract.
Mollborn, S., E. Lawrence, L. James-Hawkins, and Paula Fomby. 2014. "When do socioeconomic resources matter most in early childhood?" Advances in Life Course Research, 20: 56-69. PMCID: PMC4242154. DOI. Abstract.
Fomby, Paula, Patrick Krueger, and Nicole Wagner. 2014. "Age at childbearing over two generations and grandchildren's cognitive achievement." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 35: 71-88. PMCID: PMC4354864. DOI. Abstract.
Mollborn, Stefanie, Paula Fomby, and Jeffrey A. Dennis. 2012. "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Extended Household Transitions in Early Childhood." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1152-1165. DOI. Abstract.