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Department of Sociology Graduate Students

Jair Johnson

Areas of Interest

Race and Ethnicity; Social Class; Sociology of the Family; Child Well-being; Inequalities; Aging & the Life Course

Research Interests

I am interested in examining well-being as children transition into adults. My research interests are looking at low-income children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is examining socioeconomic factors, family structure components and other factors such as geographic location. Specifically I am concerned with examining kinship exchange types and whether these exchanges are helping to mitigate the effects of family complexity within children coming from single-parent households.