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

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

  • 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 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  
    • 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  

    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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