Christina M. Gibson-Davis
Professor of Sociology
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.
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
Meeting the Bar: A Propensity Score Analysis of BSF Impacts by Couples' Economic Status awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016
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