G J Duncan
Affiliation: Northwestern University
- Sibling, peer, neighbor, and schoolmate correlations as indicators of the importance of context for adolescent developmentG J Duncan
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Demography 38:437-47. 2001..The data suggest that family-based factors are several times more powerful than neighborhood and school contexts in affecting adolescents' achievement and behavior...
- Optimal indicators of socioeconomic status for health researchMary C Daly
Institute for Polict Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1151-7. 2002..In this study we examined the relationship between indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality for a representative sample of individuals...
- Cleaning up their act: the effects of marriage and cohabitation on licit and illicit drug useGreg J Duncan
Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Demography 43:691-710. 2006..Binge drinking and marijuana use respond to these events, especially marriage, but smoking does not...
- Peer effects in drug use and sex among college studentsGreg J Duncan
School of Education and Social Policy and Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:375-85. 2005..Students who did not engage in these behaviors in high school do not appear to be affected by their roommates' high school behavior...
- Economic mobility of young workers in the 1970s and 1980sG J Duncan
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 4100, USA
Demography 33:497-509. 1996..Recent cohorts from all demographic subgroups appeared to have more difficulty than older cohorts in attaining middle-class earnings...
- Sleep and the body mass index and overweight status of children and adolescentsEmily K Snell
Child Dev 78:309-23. 2007..This study underscores the likely importance of sleep on children's physical health and suggests that sleep is important for understanding childhood weight problems...
- School readiness and later achievementGreg J Duncan
School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Dev Psychol 43:1428-46. 2007..Patterns of association were similar for boys and girls and for children from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds...
- Fifteen years later: can residential mobility programs provide a long-term escape from neighborhood segregation, crime, and poverty?Micere Keels
Human Development and Social Policy Program, Northwestern University, 2046 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Demography 42:51-73. 2005..Families who were placed in lower-crime and suburban locations were most likely to reside in low-crime neighborhoods years later...
- Can family socioeconomic resources account for racial and ethnic test score gaps?Greg J Duncan
Northwestern University, USA
Future Child 15:35-54. 2005..They suggest that policies that directly target children may be the most efficient way to narrow school readiness gaps...
- Connecting child care quality to child outcomes: drawing policy lessons from nonexperimental dataGreg J Duncan
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Eval Rev 30:611-30. 2006..Finally, it discusses the need to translate "effect sizes" derived from these studies into the kinds of cost and benefit information needed by policy makers...
- Modeling the impacts of child care quality on children's preschool cognitive developmentGreg J Duncan
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, USA
Child Dev 74:1454-75. 2003..04 to .08 for both infant and preschool ages. Center care during preschool years also predicted outcomes across all models...
- Reducing poverty through preschool interventionsGreg J Duncan
Northwestern University, USA
Future Child 17:143-60. 2007..The authors estimate that their program would reduce the future poverty rates of participants by between 5 percent and 15 percent...
- Impacts on children of a policy to promote employment and reduce poverty for low-income parents: new hope after 5 yearsAletha C Huston
Department of Human EcologyUniversity of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0141, USA
Dev Psychol 41:902-18. 2005..The program produced improvements in family income and use of organized child care and activity settings, suggesting possible pathways by which the New Hope package of policies influenced children's behavior...
- Child well-being in an era of welfare reform: the sensitivity of transitions in development to policy changePamela Morris
MDRC, NY 10016, USA
Dev Psychol 41:919-32. 2005..This research informs the understanding of how changes in employment and income for low-income parents affect development across childhood...
- Effects of participation in the WIC program on birthweight: evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and ChildrenLori Kowaleski-Jones
Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112 0080, USA
Am J Public Health 92:799-804. 2002..This study sought to estimate the impact on birthweight of maternal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)...
- FAMILY AND CHILD WELL-BEING RESEARCH NETWORKGreg Duncan; Fiscal Year: 2003..The second is a series of studies of environmental processed based on insights from behavioral genetics. ..