University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

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John Robert "Rob" Warren

Portrait: John Robert 'Rob' Warren

Ph.D. 1998 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Room 1172 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-2310

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Social Inequality; Education; Health Disparities; Demography

Current Research

(More projects are described on my web site)

High School & Beyond (with Chandra Muller and Eric Grodsky).  I am conducting follow-up surveys of the sophomore (in 2013-2014) and senior (in 2014-2015) cohorts of High School and Beyond (HS&B).  These ~30,000 people were first interviewed in high school in 1980; they are now in their early 50s.  The full HS&B data will provide leverage in understanding the roles of education, cognitive and non-cognitive skills, and ascribed attributes in shaping work, health, and well-being at midlife. 

Integrating, Harmonizing, and Linking Data from the Current Population Survey (with Sarah Flood).  Despite the longitudinal design of the Current Population Survey (CPS), researchers have almost exclusively analyzed these data as though they were collected through a series of cross-sectional surveys.  With support from NIH, we are developing integrated data, dissemination software, and associated metadata that will make longitudinal analyses of CPS data radically easier.

I am also the Editor of Sociology of Education, a top-10 sociology journal and a top-20 education research journal.  See

Selected Publications

"The Impact of Work and Family Life Histories on Economic Well-Being at Older Ages," with Andrew Halpern-Manners, James Raymo, & Adam Nicholson. Forthcoming in Social Forces.

"Panel Conditioning in the General Social Survey," with Andrew Halpern-Manners & Florencia Torche. Forthcoming in Sociological Methods & Research.

"Potential Data Sources for a New Study of Social Mobility in the United States." 2015. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 657: 208-246.

"Patterns and Trends in Grade Retention Rates in the United States, 1995-2010," with Emily Hoffman & Megan Andrew. 2014. Educational Researcher 43: 433-443.