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Effect of Incarceration on Health (PSC Initiatives Fund)
For-Profit Colleges, Educational Attainment, and Labor Market Outcomes (Spencer Foundation)
Evaluation of the MPRI Learning Site (Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency)
Neighborhoods, Recidivism, and Employment among Returning Prisoners (Department of Justice)
Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative: A Plan for Comprehensive Evaluation (Michigan Department of Corrections)
Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.
Associate Professor, Sociology.
Research Associate Professor, Survery Research Center, ISR.
Center Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University.
Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center.
Ph.D., Harvard University
David Harding studies urban poverty and inequality, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, and statistical methods for causal inference. His book, Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys (University of Chicago Press, 2010), examines the role of neighborhoods in adolescent outcomes related to education and romantic and sexual behavior, focusing on exposure to violence and the cultural context of poor communities. Harding is currently working on projects related to prisoner reentry, the effects of community context on adolescent and young adult romantic relationships, and for-profit colleges and educational inequality. He employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.
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., Jeffrey Morenoff, and Claire Herbert. Forthcoming. "Home is Hard to Find: Neighborhoods, Institutions, and the Residential Trajectories of Returning Prisoners." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. NIHMSID: NIHMS419826.
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.
Harding, David J. 2009. "Violence, older peers, and the socialization of adolescent boys in disadvantaged neighborhoods." American Sociological Review, 74(3): 445-464. PMCID: PMC2776742. DOI. Abstract.