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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Paula Fomby

Associate Research Scientist, 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.

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Journal Articles

Fomby, Paula, Narayan Sastry, and Katherine McGonagle. Forthcoming. "Effectiveness of a Time-limited Incentive on Participation by Hard-to-reach Respondents in a Panel Study." Field Methods. NIHMSID: NIHMS829095. DOI. Abstract.

Fomby, Paula, and C. Osborne. Forthcoming. "Family Instability, Multipartner Fertility, and Behavior in Middle Childhood." Journal of Marriage and Family. NIHMSID: NIHMS826658. DOI. Abstract.

Fomby, Paula. Forthcoming. "Motherhood in Complex Families." Journal of Family Issues. DOI. Abstract.

Fomby, Paula, Joshua A. Goode, and Stefanie Mollborn. 2016. "Family Complexity, Siblings, and Children's Aggressive Behavior at School Entry." Demography, 53(1): 1-26. PMCID: PMC5129627. DOI. Abstract.

Fomby, Paula, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Stefanie Mollborn. 2015. "Family Resources in Two Generations and School Readiness Among Children of Teen Parents." Population Research and Policy Review, 34(5): 733-759. PMCID: PMC4717487. 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. PMCID: PMC4110184. DOI. Abstract.

Mollborn, S., L. James-Hawkins, E. Lawrence, and Paula Fomby. 2014. "Health Lifestyles in Early Childhood." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 55(4): 386-402. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Christina Cross, Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz.