Jennifer Eckerman Yarger

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Graduate Student Alumna

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Joint Ph.D. program with Public Policy, Trainee in Population Studies Center
  • Fields of Study
    • Social Demography
  • About

    Jennifer Eckerman Yarger is a Doctoral Candidate in the Joint PhD Program in Public Policy and Sociology, and she is a trainee at the Population Studies Center at UM’s Institute for Social Research. Her research focuses on family and demographic issues in the United States and Nepal, with a particular emphasis on childbearing and aging. Her dissertation analyzes the relationships among education, employment, and childbearing attitudes and behavior in the United States. Jennifer earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College. Previously, she worked as a research assistant on the Project on Global Working Families at the Harvard School of Public Health and as an instructor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City.

  • Education
    • B.A. Wellesley College, 2001
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Public Policy, Demography, Family, Social Psychology
  • Dissertation
    • The Relationship Between Employment Context and Childbearing Attitudes and Behavior (Co-chairs: Jennifer Barber, Mary Corcoran)