The first focuses on paid and unpaid work across the life course and implications of both types of labor for health. Early work focused on these relationships among women, while current work examines how paid work and family shapes the health and mortality of both men and women.

A second line of work examines social change in womens paid and unpaid work, and the consequences of these changes for women and families health and well-being. 

A third line of work examines how institutional policies affect work, family and health careers.

Research Interests:

  • aging and the life course; medical sociology; family and work
PhD, Florida State University, Sociology, 1987
MS, Florida State University, Sociology, 1984
BS, Guilford College, Sociology, 1981
sociology medical sociology sociology of the family mental health services geriatrics & gerontology
American Sociological Association
Gerontological Society of America