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Natasha V. Pilkauskas

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Ph.D., Columbia University

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.

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Pilkauskas, Natasha V., Colin Campbell, and Christopher Wimer. 2017. "Giving Unto Others: Private Financial Transfers and Hardship Among Families With Children." Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(3): 705-722. DOI. Abstract.

Pilkauskas, Natasha V., Jane Waldfogel, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2016. "Maternal labor force participation and differences by education in an urban birth cohort study - 1998-2010." Demographic research, 34: 407-420. DOI. Abstract.

Pilkauskas, Natasha V., and Rachel E. Dunifon. 2016. "Understanding Grandfamilies: Characteristics of Grandparents, Nonresident Parents, and Children." Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(3): 623-633. DOI. Abstract.

Pilkauskas, Natasha V. 2014. "Living with a grandparent and parent in early childhood: Associations with school readiness and differences by demographic characteristics." Developmental Psychology, 50(12): 2587-2599. DOI. Abstract.

Pilkauskas, Natasha V., Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara S. McLanahan. 2014. "The Prevalence and Economic Value of Doubling Up." Demography, 51(5): 1667-1676. DOI. Abstract.

Pilkauskas, Natasha V. 2014. "Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration in Coresident Grandparent, Mother and Infant Households." Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(8): 1955-1963. PMCID: PMC4138278. DOI. Abstract.

Gottlieb, Aaron, Natasha V. Pilkauskas, and Irwin Garfinkel. 2014. "Private Financial Transfers, Family Income, and the Great Recession." Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(5): 1011-1024. PMCID: PMC4259095. DOI. Abstract.

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