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Family Instability from a Child’s Perspective (PSC Initiatives Fund)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.
Postdoctoral Mentor: Pamela Smock
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Dorius is a family demographer with an emerging research agenda in the area of family stratification and quantitative methods. She currently has four articles under review and thirteen articles in preparation that address two basic questions: (1) How does family structure and instability contribute to the unequal distribution of social and economic resources, and (2) How are family formation patterns reproduced across generations? Using a micro-comparative approach, Dr. Dorius relies on three streams of inquiry to assess how inequalities are developed and perpetuated, including having children with more than one person (multipartnered fertility), engaging in cohabitation relative to marriage, and experiencing family disruption as a child. Her program of study has been made possible by five years of continuous grant funding, including external support from the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Marriage and Family Research. Her work has been published in several... MORE...
Dorius, Cassandra, A. Booth, J. Hibel, D.A. Granger, and D. Johnson. 2011. "Parents' testosterone and children's perception of parent-child relationship quality." Hormones and Behavior, 60(5): 512-519. PMCID: PMC3210413. DOI. Abstract.
Amato, P.R., and Cassandra Dorius. 2010. "Fathers, Children, and Divorce." In The Role of the Father in Child Development edited by M. E. Lamb. 177-200. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Dorius, Cassandra, and L. Wray-Lake. 2008. "Expanding the Horizon: New Directions for the Study of Intergenerational Care and Exchange." In Intergenerational Caregiving edited by A. Booth, A. C. Crouter, S. Bianchi, & J. Seltzer. 351-381. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press.
Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Cassandra Dorius. 2013. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Cohabitation in the U.S.: The Role of Parental Union Histories." PSC Research Report No. 13-791. May 2013. Abstract. PDF.
Hernandez, Daphne C., Emily Pressler, Cassandra Dorius, and Katherine Stamps Mitchell. 2012. "Family Instability, Gender, and Overweight Status in Young Adulthood." PSC Research Report No. 12-768. August 2012. Abstract. PDF.