About Me

I'm a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Michigan's Survey Research Center, and I'm affiliated with the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics and the Population Studies Center. I received a PhD in Sociology, with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Demography, from The Ohio State University.


Broadly, my research centers around family demography, social inequality, health, and the life course. My three lines of research examine (1) how social and economic forces shape patterns of family formation across the life course; (2) the consequences of family and household contexts for health and well-being; and (3) how life course processes shape social inequality. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed outlets such as Journal of Marriage and Family, Population Research and Policy Review, and Demographic Research.  I conduct my research using quantitative and demographic methods and population-representative panel datasets. 


Please feel free to contact me at haysjake@umich.edu if you have any questions or if you would like a copy of one of my articles. 

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