I am a Sociologist and Demographer studying American families, with a focus on racial-ethnic and socioeconomic IMG_3650stratification.  Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina I am also an affiliate of the MacArthur Foundation’s “Research Network on an Aging Society.”

My research is focused on two main areas.  First, I study the exchange of resource within families, including financial transfers to young adults, caregiving support to older adults, and qualities of intergenerational relationships.  Second, I study decision-making around childbearing, including attitudes towards children, parity desires, and unintended pregnancy.  Throughout my research I pay particular attention to how family processes differ by socioeconomic status and race-ethnicity (with a focus on Latino families) and how these differences relate to stratification.

Prior to coming to USC, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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Visit me on Twitter: @cshartnett



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