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Jennifer S. Barber

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Associate Chair, Sociology, Sociology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Professor, Sociology.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Barber's research is at the intersection of family sociology, demography, and social psychology. Her work has two main foci. First, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, she is currently collecting longitudinal data from a cohort of 18- and 19-year-old women in Michigan. The "Relationship Dynamics and Social Life" project explores the types of attitudes, relationships, and contraceptive practices that produce unintended pregnancies. The project is collecting and analyzing multiple types of data -- including surveys, semi-structured interviews, observation, and administrative data. The second project, funded through multiple grants from NICHD to a collaborative team of researchers at Michigan and across the country, focuses on childbearing and contraceptive use in rural Nepal. The current focus is on intergenerational and familial influences on childbearing behavior.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Hall, Kelli Stidham, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2014. "The risk of unintended pregnancy among young women with mental health symptoms." Social Science & Medicine, 100: 62-71. PMCID: PMC3898511. DOI. Abstract.

Hall, Kelli Stidham, C. Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Role of Young Women's Depression and Stress Symptoms in Their Weekly Use and Nonuse of Contraceptive Methods." Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(2): 241-248. PMCID: PMC3713141. DOI. Abstract.

Stidham Hall, K., C. Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Young women's consistency of contraceptive use - does depression or stress matter?" Contraception, 88(5): 641–649. DOI. Abstract.

Jennings, Elyse Ann, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "The Influence of Neighbors' Family Size Preference on Progression to High Parity Births in Rural Nepal." Studies in Family Planning, 44(1): 67-84. PMCID: PMC3621985. DOI. Abstract.

Moreau, Caroline, Kelli Stidham Hall, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Effect of Prospectively-Measured Pregnancy Intention Indicators on the Consistency of Contraceptive Use among Young Women." Human Reproduction, 28(3): 642-50. PMCID: PMC3619965. DOI.

Miller, Warren, Jennifer S. Barber, and Heather Gatny. 2013. "The effects of ambivalent fertility desires on pregnancy risk in young women in the USA." Population Studies, 67(1): 25-38. PMCID: PMC3570750. DOI. Abstract.

East, P., N. Chien, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2012. "Adolescents' Pregnancy Intentions, Wantedness, and Regret: Cross-Lagged Relations With Mental Health and Harsh Parenting." Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(1): 167-185. PMCID: PMC3337683. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, and Heather H. Gatny. 2011. "Design and Implementation of an Online Weekly Survey to Study Unintended Pregnancies." Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 9: 327-334. PMCID: PMC3298188. Abstract. Public Access.

Barber, Jennifer S., and Patricia East. 2011. "Children's Experiences After the Unintended Birth of a Sibling." Demography, 48(1): 101-125. PMCID: PMC3313449. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Jennifer S. Barber, and Ann E. Biddlecom. 2010. "Social organization and the transition from direct to indirect consumption." Social Science Research, 39(3): 357-368. PMCID: PMC2877213. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Anne Clark, Elizabeth Ela.