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Department of Sociology

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Jeylan T. Mortimer

Protrait: Jeylan T. Mortimer

Ph.D. 1972 University of Michigan
Room 1014B Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-4064

Curriculum Vitae

Life Course Center

Interest Areas

The Life Course, Social Psychology, Work.

Current Research

The “Youth Development Study” examines developmental pathways and intergenerational dynamics from adolescence through early adulthood.

Selected Publications

 “Parental Economic Hardship and Children’s Achievement Orientations,” with Lei Zhang, Jeanette Hussemann, and Chen-Yu Wu. Forthcoming May 2014. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.

 “Adolescent Precursors of Pathways from School to Work,” with M.J. Vuolo. 2014.  Journal of Research on Adolescence 24 (1): 145-162.

 “Socialization for Primary, Intimate, and Work Relationships in the Adult Life Course,” with S. Preves. 2013. Pp. 151-190 in J. DeLamater (ed.), Handbook of Social Psychology. NY: Springer.

Explaining the Motherhood Wage Penalty During the Early Occupational Career.” With Jeremy Staff. Demography 49:1-21. 2012

The Evolution, Contributions, and Prospects of the Youth Development Study: An Investigation in Life Course Social Psychology.” Social Psychology Quarterly 75: 5-27, 2012

“Work Values, Early Career Difficulties, and the U.S. Economic Recession.” with Monica Johnson & Rayna Sage. Social Psychology Quarterly 75:242-267. 2012

Weathering the Great Recession: Psychological and Behavioral Trajectories in the Transition from School to Work.” With Mike Vuolo and Jeremy Staff.  Developmental Psychology. Forthcoming.