Natasha V. Pilkauskas
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Ph.D., Social Welfare Policy, Columbia University
Research Interests: Dr. Pilkauskas' broad research interest is the health, development, and wellbeing of low-income families. She examines the effects of material hardship, unemployment, poverty, and public policy on families and children, focusing on the role of private support networks - particularly grandparents - in helping families make ends meet.
Pilkauskas, Natasha V., and Christina Cross. 2018. "Beyond the Nuclear Family: Trends in Children Living in Shared Households." Demography, 55(6): 2283-2297.
Pilkauskas, Natasha V., Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Jane Waldfogel. 2018. "Maternal employment stability in early childhood: Links with child behavior and cognitive skills." Developmental Psychology, 54(3): 410-427.
Duque, Valentina, Natasha V. Pilkauskas, and Irwin Garfinkel. 2018. "Assets among low-income families in the Great Recession." PLoS ONE, 13(2): e0192370.
Amorim, Mariana, Rachel Dunifon, and Natasha V. Pilkauskas. 2017. "The magnitude and timing of grandparental coresidence during childhood in the United States." Demographic Research, 37(52): 1695-1706.
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