Effect of Incarceration on Health (PSC Initiatives)
For-Profit Colleges, Educational Attainment, and Labor Market Outcomes (Spencer Foundation)
Professor, University of California, Berkeley.
Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Center Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.
Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center.
Ph.D., Harvard University
Dr. Harding’s research interests lie in inequality, poverty, urban studies, race, and qualitative and quantitative methodology. Current investigations include the effects of neighborhood disadvantage on education and teenage pregnancy; rampage school shootings; changes in the black-white incarceration gap; and methods for causal analysis for social scientists.
Newman, Katherine, Cybelle Fox, David J. Harding, Jal Mehta, and Wendy Roth. 2004. Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings. New York: Basic Books.
Harding, David J., Jessica Wyse, Cheyney Dobson, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Making Ends Meet After Prison." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2): 440-470. NIHMSID: NIHMS626952. DOI. Abstract.
Wyse, Jessica, David J. Harding, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2014. "Romantic Relationships and Criminal Desistance: Processes and Pathways." Sociological Forum, 29(2): 365-385. NIHMSID: NIHMS627646. Abstract.
Harding, David J., Jeffrey Morenoff, and Claire Herbert. 2013. "Home is Hard to Find: Neighborhoods, Institutions, and the Residential Trajectories of Returning Prisoners." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 647(1): 214-236. PMCID: PMC3640590. DOI. Abstract.
Wodtke, Geoffrey, David J. Harding, and Felix Elwert. 2011. "Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective: The Impact of Long-Term Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." American Sociological Review, 76(5): 713-736. PMCID: PMC3413291. DOI. Abstract.
Harding, David J. 2011. "Rethinking the Cultural Context of Schooling Decisions in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: From Deviant Subculture to Cultural Heterogeneity." Sociology of Education, 84(4): 322-339. PMCID: PMC3413303. DOI. Abstract.