Christina M. Gibson-Davis

Christina M. Gibson-Davis

Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
228 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0245
Phone: 
(919) 613-7364

Overview

Christina M. Gibson-Davis is a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, with a secondary appointment in sociology. Her research interests center around social and economic differences in family formation patterns. Her current research focuses on the how divergent patterns of family formation affect economic inequality.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2001

  • B.A., Bates College 1992

Selected Grants

The Role of Wealth in the Transition to Young Adulthood for Minority Youth awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

The Racial Marriage Gap and Student Achievement: A New Look at an Old Conundrum awarded by William T Grant Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Immigration Enforcement and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

The Link between Education, Engagement, and Well-being awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Collaborative Research: Leveraging Matched Administrative Datasets awarded by National Science Foundation (Investigator). 2012 to 2017

Family Structure and Inequality in Contemporary America awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2004 to 2008

Ananat, E. O., et al. “The effects of local employment losses on children's educational achievement.” Whither Opportunity?: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children’s Life Chances, 2011, pp. 299–313.

Ananat, E., et al. “The effects of plant closings on children's educational achievement.” Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children’s Life, edited by G. J. Duncan and R. Murnane, Russell Sage, 2011, pp. 299–313.

Magnuson, K. A., and C. M. Gibson-Davis. “Child support among low-income noncustodial fathers.” Unmarried Couples with Children, vol. 9781610441865, 2007, pp. 228–51.

Gibson-Davis, C. M. “Expectations and the economic bar to marriage among low-income couples.” Unmarried Couples with Children, vol. 9781610441865, 2007, pp. 84–103.

Magnuson, K., and C. M. Gibson-Davis. “Explaining the patterns of child support among low income noncustodial fathers.” Unmarried Couples with Children, edited by K. Edin and P. England, Russell Sage, 2007, pp. 228–51.

Gibson-Davis, C. M., and G. I. Duncan. “Qualitative/quantitative synergies in a random-assignment program evaluation.” Discovering Successful Pathways in Children’s Development: Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life, edited by T. Weisner, 2005, pp. 283–303.

Gibson-Davis, C. M. “Marriage, Partnering, and Fertility.” The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty, edited by D. Brady and L. Burton, Oxford University Press.

Gibson-Davis, Christina, et al. “"His" and "Hers": Meeting the Economic Bar to Marriage..” Demography, vol. 55, no. 6, Dec. 2018, pp. 2321–43. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13524-018-0726-z. Full Text

Rackin, Heather M., and Christina M. Gibson-Davis. “Social Class Divergence in Family Transitions: The Importance of Cohabitation..” Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 80, no. 5, Oct. 2018, pp. 1271–86. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jomf.12522. Full Text

Gibson-Davis, Christina M., and Christine Percheski. “Children and the Elderly: Wealth Inequality Among America's Dependents..” Demography, vol. 55, no. 3, June 2018, pp. 1009–32. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13524-018-0676-5. Full Text

Holbein, J. B., et al. “The Development of Students' Engagement in School, Community and Democracy.” British Journal of Political Science, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S000712341800025X. Full Text

Rackin, Heather M., and Christina Gibson-Davis. “Low-income Childless Young Adults' Marriage and Fertility Frameworks..” Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 79, no. 4, Aug. 2017, pp. 1096–110. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jomf.12405. Full Text

Schenck-Fontaine, Anika, et al. “Local Job Losses and Child Maltreatment: The Importance of Community Context..” The Social Service Review, vol. 91, no. 2, June 2017, pp. 233–63. Epmc, doi:10.1086/692075. Full Text

Ananat, Elizabeth O., et al. “Linking job loss, inequality, mental health, and education..” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 356, no. 6343, June 2017, pp. 1127–28. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.aam5347. Full Text

Gibson-Davis, Christina M., et al. “They Should Say "I Don't": Norms About Midpregnancy Marriage and Job Loss..” Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 79, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 405–18. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jomf.12379. Full Text

Gibson-Davis, Christina M., et al. “Midpregnancy Marriage and Divorce: Why the Death of Shotgun Marriage Has Been Greatly Exaggerated..” Demography, vol. 53, no. 6, Dec. 2016, pp. 1693–715. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13524-016-0510-x. Full Text

Gassman-Pines, Anna, et al. “How Economic Downturns Affect Children's Development: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Pathways of Influence..” Child Development Perspectives, vol. 9, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 233–38. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdep.12137. Full Text Open Access Copy

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