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Jennifer S. Barber

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Associate Director, Population Studies Center.

Director of Graduate Training, Population Studies Center.

Associate Chair, Sociology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Professor, Sociology.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Barber's research is conducted at the intersection of family sociology, demography, and social psychology, with a focus on teen pregnancy. She recently completed an NICHD-funded intensive longitudinal project, the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life study, that collected weekly data on 1,000 18- and 19-year-old women for 2.5 years, along with semi-structured interview data, observational data, and administrative data. The RDSL study identifies the types of attitudes, relationship characteristics, and contraceptive practices that affect early and/or unintended pregnancy. Barber also recently completed a William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship, a mid-career opportunity to immerse herself in a practice setting – in this case a teen pregnancy prevention center in Detroit and a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeastern Michigan.

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. PMCID: PMC3796023. 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. Abstract.

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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