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Department of Sociology Faculty

Mariana Amorim

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2019

Areas

Family, Social Policies, Demography

Research Interests

My research focuses on family dynamics, intergenerational support over the life course, and social welfare policies. I rely on a wide range of large scale data sets, and a diverse methodological toolkit in order to investigate how resource allocation within families contribute to the well-being of family members, particularly children and older adults. Currently, I am investigating how economic insecurity and family complexity shape low-income parents’, grandparents’ and adult children’s resource allocation, decision making, and well-being.

If you want to apply for the Sociology PhD program at WSU and you are interested in (1) Poverty and Social Policies; (2) Family; or (3) Applied Demography, please consider reaching out to me. I would love to set up a meeting and get to know you before you apply to our program.

Selected Publications

Amorim, M. (Forthcoming). The effects of basic income on child-related investments: the case of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Social Forces.

Amorim, M. (Forthcoming). “‘My favorite one is the one who is there right now’: Socioeconomic differences in support exchanges within stepfamilies” Social Problems.

Pilkauskas, N., Amorim, M., & Dunifon, R. (2020) Historical trends in Children Living in Multigenerational Households: 1870-2018. Demography, 57(6), 2269- 2296.
2021 IPUMS U.S.A. Best Paper Award

Amorim, M., & Tach, L. (2019). Multiple-Partner Fertility and Cohort Change in the Prevalence of Half-Siblings. Demography, 1-29.

Amorim, M. (2019). Are grandparents a blessing or a burden? Multigenerational coresidence and child-related spending. Social Science Research, 80, 132—144.

Amorim, M., Dunifon, R., & Pilkauskas, N. (2017). The magnitude and timing of grandparental coresidence during childhood in the United States. Demographic Research, 37(52), 1695-170.
2017 Demographic Research Editor Choice’s Award

 

Mariana Amorim.

Email: mariana.amorim@wsu.edu

Office: Wilson-Short 207

Curriculum Vitae