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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities H-index 84 Citations 34,394 193 World Ranking 83 National Ranking 40

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2019 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2011 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2005 - Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Overview

What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Law
  • Developmental psychology
  • Poverty

Her primary areas of study are Developmental psychology, Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Family structure, Socioeconomic status and Demography. Her studies in Developmental psychology integrate themes in fields like National Longitudinal Surveys, Interpersonal relationship and Remarriage. Her Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Social psychology, Marriage promotion and Demographic economics.

The various areas that she examines in her Family structure study include Nuclear family, Child rearing, Criminology and Graduation. Her work deals with themes such as Developed country, Gerontology, Social class, Labour economics and Socioeconomics, which intersect with Socioeconomic status. Her Demography research incorporates themes from Ethnic group and Research methodology.

Her most cited work include:

  • Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps (2024 citations)
  • Family structure, parental practices and high school completion. (1138 citations)
  • Fragile Families: Sample and Design (1031 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Sara McLanahan mostly deals with Developmental psychology, Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Demographic economics, Child support and Social psychology. Her research in Developmental psychology tackles topics such as Educational attainment which are related to areas like Stepfamily. Her research investigates the connection between Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and topics such as Demography that intersect with issues in Socioeconomic status, Gerontology, Race, Developed country and Immigration.

Sara McLanahan has included themes like Earnings, Marital status, Unemployment and Single mothers in her Demographic economics study. Her Child support research incorporates elements of Enforcement, Fertility, Welfare and Labour economics. Her Social psychology study combines topics in areas such as Child rearing and Remarriage.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Developmental psychology (32.50%)
  • Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (26.43%)
  • Demographic economics (16.79%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (26.43%)
  • Developmental psychology (32.50%)
  • Demography (15.36%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

Sara McLanahan focuses on Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Developmental psychology, Demography, Child development and Early childhood. Her Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study research includes elements of Family structure, Ethnic group, Clinical psychology and Social deprivation. While working in this field, Sara McLanahan studies both Developmental psychology and Amygdala.

Her studies in Demography integrate themes in fields like Socioeconomic status, Birth cohort, Gerontology and Public health. Her Child development study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Poverty, Fertility, Birth control and Cognitive test. She works mostly in the field of Cognition, limiting it down to topics relating to Social psychology and, in certain cases, Social science and Socioemotional selectivity theory, as a part of the same area of interest.

Between 2013 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length (179 citations)
  • Family Structure Transitions and Child Development: Instability, Selection, and Population Heterogeneity (114 citations)
  • Intimate Partner Violence in the Great Recession (73 citations)

In her most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social science

Sara McLanahan spends much of her time researching Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Developmental psychology, Child development, Life course approach and Ethnic group. Her Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Demography, Unemployment and Occupational safety and health. Sara McLanahan specializes in Developmental psychology, namely Family structure.

Her research integrates issues of Cognitive development, Child rearing, Poverty, Early childhood and Young parents in her study of Child development. Her study in Ethnic group is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Maternal deprivation and Mediation. Her biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Quality and Social psychology.

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Top Publications

Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps

Sara McLanahan;Gary D. Sandefur.
(1994)

5318 Citations

Family structure, parental practices and high school completion.

Nan Marie Astone;Sara S. McLanahan.
American Sociological Review (1991)

2539 Citations

Diverging destinies: How children are faring under the second demographic transition

Sara McLanahan.
Demography (2004)

1632 Citations

Fragile Families: Sample and Design

Nancy E. Reichman;Julien O. Teitler;Irwin Garfinkel;Sara S. McLanahan.
Children and Youth Services Review (2001)

1359 Citations

Intergenerational consequences of family disruption.

Sara McLanahan;Larry Bumpass.
American Journal of Sociology (1988)

1090 Citations

Family Structure and the Reproduction of Inequalities

Sara McLanahan;Christine Percheski.
Review of Sociology (2008)

926 Citations

Family Structure and the Reproduction of Poverty

Sara S. McLanahan.
American Journal of Sociology (1985)

877 Citations

Family Structure and Child Well-Being: Economic Resources vs. Parental Behaviors

Elizabeth Thomson;Thomas L. Hanson;Sara S. McLanahan.
Social Forces (1994)

843 Citations

Mother-Only Families: Problems, Prospects, and Politics.

Sara McLanahan;Karen Booth.
Journal of Marriage and Family (1989)

800 Citations

High hopes but even higher expectations: The retreat from marriage among low-income couples.

Christina M. Gibson-Davis;Kathryn Jo Edin;Sara McLanahan.
Journal of Marriage and Family (2005)

730 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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