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David J. Harding's Select Publications


Harding, David J. 2010. Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys. University of Chicago Press. Abstract.

Newman, Katherine, Cybelle Fox, David J. Harding, Jal Mehta, and Wendy Roth. 2004. Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings. New York: Basic Books.

Journal Articles

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., 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.

Morenoff, Jeffrey, and David J. Harding. 2014. "Incarceration, Prisoner Reentry, and Communities." Annual Review of Sociology, 40: 411-429. NIHMSID: NIHMS636405. DOI. 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.

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.

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.

Small, M.L., David J. Harding, and M. Lamont. 2010. "Reconsidering Culture and Poverty INTRODUCTION." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 629: 6-27. DOI.

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.

Harding, David J. 2009. "Collateral consequences of violence in disadvantaged neighborhoods." Social Forces, 88(2): 757-784. PMCID: PMC2911138. DOI. Abstract.

Winship, C., and David J. Harding. 2008. "A mechanism-based approach to the identification of age-period-cohort models." Sociological Methods & Research, 36(3): 362-401. DOI. Abstract.

Harding, David J. 2008. "Neighborhood Violence and Adolescent Friendships." International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2(1): 28-55. PMCID: PMC2860150. Public Access.

Harding, David J. 2007. "Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods." American Sociological Review, 72(3): 341-364. DOI.

Morgan, S.L., and David J. Harding. 2006. "Matching estimators of causal effects: Prospects and pitfalls in theory and practice." Sociological Methods & Research, 35(1): 3-60. DOI. Abstract.

Fox, Ctbelle, and David J. Harding. 2005. "School Shootings as Organizational Deviance." Sociology of Education, 78(1): 69-97. Abstract.

Harding, David J. 2003. "Counterfactual Models of Neighborhood Effects: The Effect of Neighborhood Poverty on High School Dropout and Teenage Pregnancy." American Journal of Sociology, 109(3): 676-719.

Harding, David J. 2003. "Jean Valjean's Dilemma: The Management of Ex-Convict Identity in the Search for Employment." Deviant Behavior, 24(6): 571-595.

Harding, David J., and Christopher Jencks. 2003. "Changing Attitudes Toward Pre-Marital Sex: Cohort, Period, and Aging Effects." Public Opinion Quarterly, 67(2): 211-226.

Harding, David J., Cybelle Fox, and Jal D. Mehta. 2002. "Studying Rare Events Through Qualitative Case Studies: Lessons from a Study of Rampage School Shootings." Sociological Methods and Research, 31(2): 174-217.

Harding, David J. 2000. "The Human Capital Consequences of Incarceration: Evidence from Interviews with Parolees." Corrections Management Quarterly, 4(3): 60-75.


Harding, David J., Lisa Gennetian, Christopher Winship, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Jeffrey Kling. 2011. "Unpacking Neighborhood Influences on Education Outcomes: Setting the Stage for Future Research." In Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances edited by Duncan, Greg J. and Richard Murnane. New York: Russell Sage. Abstract.

Clarkwest, Andrew, and David J. Harding. 2008. "Christopher Jencks." In International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2nd Edition edited by William A. Darity. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

Harding, David J., Christopher Jencks, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer. 2007. "Family background and income in adulthood, 1961-1999." In The inequality reader : contemporary and foundational readings in race, class, and gender edited by David B. Grusky, Szonja Szelényi. 442-453. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press.

Harding, David J. 2006. "Urban Poverty." In Encyclopedia of Sociology edited by George Ritzer. Blackwell Publishing.

Harding, David J., Christopher Jencks, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer. 2004. "The Changing Effect of Family Background on the Incomes of American Adults." In Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success edited by S. Bowles, H. Gintis, M. Osborne. New York and Princeton: Russell Sage and Princeton University Press.

Harding, David J., Jal Mehta, and Katherine Newman. 2003. "No Exit: Mental Illness, Marginality, and School Violence in West Paducah, Kentucky." In National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. Case Studies of School Violence Committee edited by M. H. Moore, C. V. Petrie, A. A. Braga, B. L. McLaughlin. Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press.

PSC Reports

Wodtke, Geoffrey, Felix Elwert, and David J. Harding. 2012. "Poor Families, Poor Neighborhoods: How Family Poverty Intensifies the Impact of Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." PSC Research Report No. 12-776. September 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Harding, David J., Jessica Wyse, Cheyney Dobson, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2011. "Making Ends Meet after Prison: How Former Prisoners Use Employment, Social Support, Public Benefits, and Crime to Meet their Basic Material Needs." PSC Research Report No. 11-748. December 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Harding, David J. 2009. "Neighborhood Cultural Heterogeneity, College Goals, and College Enrollment." PSC Research Report No. 09-682. July 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Harding, David J. 2006. "Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods." PSC Research Report No. 06-612. December 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Harding, David J. 2005. "Neighborhood Violence and the Age Structure of Peer Networks: Socialization of Adolescent Boys in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods." PSC Research Report No. 05-586. December 2005. Abstract. PDF.