University of Minnesota
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 three generational “Youth Development Study” examines life course pathways and intergenerational dynamics.

Selected Publications

“The Transition to Adulthood: Life Course Structures and Subjective Perceptions,” Forthcoming, with S.R. Eliason & M. Vuolo. Social Psychology Quarterly.

“The Changing Social Construction of Age and the Life Course: Precarious Identity and Enactment of ‘Early’ and “Encore’ Stages of Adulthood.” With P. Moen. Forthcoming in M. J. Shanahan, J.T. Mortimer & M.K. Johnson (eds), Handbook of the Life Course, Vol. 2.  New York: Springer.

Reinforcement or Compensation? The Effects of Parents’ Work and Financial Conditions on Adolescents’ Work Values during the Great Recession.” With M. K. Johnson. Forthcoming.  Journal of Vocational Behavior

Parental Economic Hardship and Children’s Achievement Orientations,” with L. Zhang, J. Hussemann, & C-Y Wu. 2014. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 5:105-128.

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

Explaining the Motherhood Wage Penalty During the Early Occupational Career,” with J. Staff. 2012. Demography 49:1-21.

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 M.K. Johnson & R. Sage. 2012. Social Psychology Quarterly 75:242-267.