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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku

Carey Cooper, Assistant Research Professor
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
E-mail: Carey.Cooper@asu.edu

My research represents ecological and life course approaches to studying family processes and child development in the context of socioeconomic disadvantage. Currently, this research takes the form of national-level investigations of the effects of family poverty and instability on maternal parenting and children’s education. I am especially interested in the identification of policy-focused factors that protect against the academic risks associated with socioeconomic disadvantage. For example, two recent studies examine factors targeted by existing policy and find that having a highly qualified teacher can reduce the negative effects of disadvantage on young children’s school experiences.

My research on the “Lives” Project at ASU (http://lives.clas.asu.edu/) focuses on the role of gender in children’s academic lives. Currently, I am investigating the extent to which gender composition in elementary classrooms is associated with children’s achievement and socioemotional well-being, whether gender composition affects boys and girls differently, and whether composition effects can be explained by teacher and classroom characteristics.

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