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Lynne Casper

Professor of Sociology

Contact Information
E-mail: lcasper@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3533
Office: KAP 352

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

Ph.D. Demography and Sociology, Penn State, 1992
M.A. Sociology and Social Policy Research, University of Chicago, 1988
B.A. Sociology and Spanish, University of Wisconsin, 1984
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Health Scientist, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 01/01/2000-09/01/2005  
Senior Statistician and Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau, 08/03/1992-12/31/2000  
Research Associate, Princeton University, Office of Population Research, 08/31/1990-08/01/1992  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Demography; work, family, and health; gender, work, and family; family change and variation; family structure; intergenerational families; child care; cohabitation; fatherhood; the well-being of single-mother families; women's life course transitions and family functioning; women's status, economic and social development, and demographic change; women's status and economic and family well-being; adolescent pregnancy and childbearing; child well-being.
 

Research Specialties

Family Sociology; Family Demography; Work, Family and Health; Gender, Work, and Family; Family Change and Variation; Social Demography, Quantitative Methods
 

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Data Coordinating Center for the Work, Family, and Health Network (National Institutes of Health), Lynne M. Casper, $383,467, 12/20/2008-11/30/2013  
Multidisciplinary Examination Of Change And Variation In Romantic Unions (Duke University), Casper, Lynne Marie, $54,162, 02/05/2007-09/29/2008  
 

USC Funding

James Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund. Generating Funding for Interdisciplinary Research Across Colleges Through the Southern California Population Research Center: This funding is helping to build interdisciplinary population research collaborations across Colleges and Departments at the USC through the Southern California Population Research Center, $10,000, 2007-2008  
U.S.C. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences: College Infrastructure Initiative. The Southern California Population Research Center: This funding provides infrastructure support for a new multidisciplinary research laboratory to be housed in the College at USC, named the Southern California Population Research Center -- SCPRC., $100,000, 2006-2008  
U.S.C. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences: College Programs, Projects, and Centers Initiative. The Southern California Population Research Center : This funding is helping to create a new multidisciplinary research laboratory to be housed in the College at USC, named the Southern California Population Research Center -- SCPRC. , $75,000, 2006-2008  
 

Other Funded Research

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) via Duke University, Consultant, NICHD Explaining Family Change and Variation Project , 2005-2008  
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Faculty Affiliate, California Center for Population Research
NICHD Explianing Family Change Research Network
NIH Work, Family, and Health Research Network
 

Publications

Book

Morgan, S., Bachrach, C. A., Bianchi, S. M., Bledsoe, C. H., Brandon, P. D., Casper, L. M., Chase-Lansdale, P., DiPrete, T. A., Evans, V., Hotz, J., Johnson-Hanks, J., Kohler, H. P., McGarry, K., Sanders, S. G., Seltzer, J. A., Smock, P. J. (2008). Designing New Models for Explaining Family Change and Variation. http://www.soc.duke.edu/~efc/Docs/pubs/EFC%20FINAL%20AUG%2018%20complete%20w%20appendice.pdf.
Hofferth, S. L., Casper, L. M. (2007). The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research. Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.
Bianchi, S. M., Casper, L. M., King, R. B. (2005). Work, Family, Health, and Well-being. New Jersey: Erlbaum.
Casper, L. M., Bianchi, S. M. (2002). Continuity and Change in the American Family. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
 

Book Chapter

Casper, L. M., Haaga, J. G., Jayasundera, R. (2009). "Demography and Family Health." In J. Kaakinen, S. Hanson, V. Gedaly-Duff and (eds.), Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
Casper, L. M., Bianchi, S. M. (2009). "The Stalled Revolution: Gender and Time Allocation in the United States". New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Casper, L. M., Brandon, P. D., DiPrete, T. A., Sanders, S. G., Smock, P. J. (2008). "Rethinking Change and Variation in Unions." In S.P.Morgan et al. (eds.), Designing New Models for Explaining Family Change and Variation.
Bianchi, S. M., Casper, L. M., DiPrete, T. A., Hotz, V., Chase-Lansdale, P., Morgan, S., Sanders, S. G., Seltzer, J. A. (2008). "Recommendations for a Coordinated Program of Data Collection for Research on Family Change and Variation." In S.P.Morgan et al. (eds.), Designing New Models for Explaining Family Change and Variation.
Hofferth, S. L., Casper, L. M. (2007). Progress Made, Gaps Remain: Final Observations. Mahwah: The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research/Erlbaum.
Casper, L. M., Hofferth, S. L. (2007). Playing Catch-up: Improving Measures for Family Research. (Vol. NA). The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research/Erlbaum.
Casper, L. M., Bianchi, S., King, R. (2005). Forging the Future in Work, Family, Health, and Well-being Research. (Vol. NA). New Jersey: Work, Family, Health, and Well-being/Erlbaum.
Bianchi, S., Casper, L. M., King, R. (2005). Complex Connections: A Multidisciplinary Look at Work, Family, Health, and Well-being Research. (Vol. NA). New Jersey: Work, Family, Health, and Well-being./Erlbaum.
 

Encyclopedia Article

Casper, L. M., Kitchen, P. J. (2008). Demographic Factors. (Marshall Myron Haith and Janette B. Benson, Ed.). 11. Oxford: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development/Elsevier Science.
 

Journal Article

Marsh, K., Darity, W. A., Cohen, P. N., Casper, L. M., Salters, D. (2007). The Emerging Black Middle Class: Single and Living Alone. Social Forces. Vol. 86 (2), pp. 735-762.
Seltzer, J. A., Bachrach, C. A., Bianchi, S. M., Bledsoe, C. H., Casper, L. M., Lansdale, L. C., DiPrete, T. A., Hotz, J. V., Morgan, P. S., Sanders, S. G., Thomas, D. (2005). Explaining Family Change and Variation: Challenges for Family Demographers. Journal of Marriage of the Family/NCFR. pp. p. 67(4).
 

Monograph

Casper, L. M., Cohen, P. N., Sayer, L. C. (2005). Women, Men, and Work. Russell Sage Foundation.
 

Honors and Awards

USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Mellon Mentoring Award-- Faculty to Graduate Students, 2012-2013   
USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, General Education Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012-2013   
 

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Director of Graduate Studies, 2013-  
Director, Southern California Population Research Center, 2007-2013  
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Offices

Vice-President, Population Association of America, 2014-2015  
Board of Directors, American Sociological Association, Family Section, 2010-2013  
President, Association of Population Centers, 2009-2010  
Member, Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award Committee, American Sociological Association, Population Section, 2008-2010  
Board of Directors, American Sociological Association, Population Section, 2005-2008  
Board of Directors, Population Association of America, 2005-2007  
Secretary-Treasurer, Population Association of America, 2003-2005  
 
 
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