Natasha Pilkauskas

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications


*indicates student/postdoctoral co-author ^indicates equal authorship

2021

Michelmore, K.^ & Pilkauskas, N.V.^ (Forthcoming). Tots and teens: How does child’s age influence maternal labor supply and child care response to the Earned Income Tax Credit? Journal of Labor Economics.


Harvey, H.*, Dunifon, R. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (Forthcoming). Under whose roof? Understanding the living arrangements of children in doubled-up households. Demography.

2020

Pilkauskas, N.V., Amorim, M.*, & Dunifon, R. (2020). Historical trends in children living in multigenerational households in the United States : 1870-2018. Demography. 2269-2296.


Pilkauskas, N.V. & Schneider, W. (2020). Fathering among non-resident dads: Does paternity leave matter? Journal of Marriage and Family, 83, 1604- 1624.


Jang, H.*, Pilkauskas, N.V. & Tang, F. (2020). Age at immigration and depression: The mediating role of contemporary relationships with adult children among older immigrants. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa209


Bruns, A.* & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2020). Juggling jobs and kids: Maternal multiple job holding and children’s socioemotional behavior in early childhood. Community, Work and Family. https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2020.1835826

2019

Pilkauskas, N.V.^ & Michelmore, K.^ (2019). The effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on housing and living arrangements. Demography, 56, 1303-1326.


Bruns, A.* & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2019). Multiple job-holding and mental health among low-income mothers. Women's Health Issues, 29, 205-212.

2018

Pilkauskas, N.V. & Cross, C.* (2018). Beyond the nuclear family: Trends in children living in shared households. Demography, 55, 2283-2297 .


Pilkauskas, N.V., Brooks-Gunn, J. & Waldfogel, J. (2018). Maternal employment stability in early childhood: Links with child behavior and cognitive skills. Developmental Psychology, 54, 410-427.


Duque, V.^, Pilkauskas, N.V.^ & Garfinkel, I. (2018). Assets among low-income families in the Great Recession. PLoS ONE, 13, e0192370 .

2017

Amorim, M.*, Dunifon, R. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2017). The magnitude and timing of grandparental coresidence during childhood in the U.S. Demographic Research, 37, 1695-1706.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Campbell, C. & Wimer, C. (2017). Giving unto others: Private financial transfers and material hardship among families with children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79, 705-722.

2016

Pilkauskas, N.V. & Dunifon, R. (2016). Understanding grandfamilies: Characteristics of grandparents, non-resident parents and children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 623-633.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Waldfogel, J. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016). Maternal labor force participation and differences by education in an urban birth cohort study – 1998-2010. Demographic Research, 34, 407-420.


Pilkauskas, N.V. & Garfinkel, I. (2016). Public and private transfers. In Garfinkel, I., McLahanan, S. & Wimer, C. (Eds.), Children of the Great Recession. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.


Garfinkel, I. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2016). Economic wellbeing. In Garfinkel, I., McLahanan, S. & Wimer, C. (Eds.), Children of the Great Recession. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

2014

Pilkauskas, N.V. (2014). Living with a grandparent and a parent in early childhood: Associations with school readiness and differences by demographic characteristics. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2587-2599.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Garfinkel, I. & McLanahan, S.S. (2014). The prevalence and economic value of doubling up. Demography, 51, 1667-1676.


Pilkauskas, N.V. (2014). Breastfeeding initiation and duration in coresident grandparent, mother and infant households. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18, 1955-1963.


Gottlieb, A., Pilkauskas, N.V. & Garfinkel, I. (2014). Private financial transfers, family income, and the Great Recession. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 1011-1024.


Pilkauskas, N.V. & Martinson, M. L. (2014). Three-generation family households in early childhood: Cross-national comparisons between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Demographic Research, 30, 1639-1652.

2013

Carlson, M. J., Van Orman, A. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2013) Examining the antecedents of U.S. nonmarital fathering using two national datasets. Demography, 50, 1421-1447.

2012

Pilkauskas, N.V. (2012). Three-generation family households: Differences by family structure at birth. Journal of Marriage and Family, 5, 931-943.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Currie, J. & Garfinkel, I. (2012). The Great Recession, public transfers and material hardship. Social Service Review, 3, 401-427.


Burdette, A. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2012). Maternal religious involvement and breastfeeding initiation and duration. American Journal of Public Health, 10, 1865-1868.


Zilanawala, A.^ & Pilkauskas, N.V.^ (2012). Material hardship and children’s socioemotional behaviors: Differences by types of hardship, timing and duration. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 814-825.

2011

Carlson, M. J., Pilkauskas, N.V., McLanahan, S.S. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011). Couples as partners and parents over children’s early years. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 317-334.

2008

Lasser, K., Kelly, B., Maier, J., Murillo, J. Hoover, S., Isenberg, K., Pilkauskas, N.V., Willis, B. & Hersey, J. (2008). Discussions about preventive services: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 9, 49-60.

Under Review

Pilkauskas, N.V.^ & Michelmore, K.^ The Earned Income Tax Credit, family complexity and children’s living arrangements (In Preparation for Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences issue on: Low-income families in the 21st century: Effective public policy responses to complexity and change)


Miller, A., Stein, S., Sokol, R., Varisco, R., Trout, P., Biery, L., Julian, M., Ribaudo, J. Kay, J., Pilkauskas, N.V., Gardner-Neblett, N., Herrenkohl, T., Zivin, K. Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K. From zero to thrive: A model of cross-system and cross-sector relational health to promote early childhood development and health.

Work in Progress

Michelmore, K.^ & Pilkauskas, N.V.^ What kind of jobs? The Earned Income Tax Credit and job quality .


Pilkauskas, N.V. Maternal irregular work schedules and children’s school readiness.


Pilkauskas, N.V.^, Michelmore, K.^, & Rodems, R.* Who’s minding the kids? The Earned Income Tax Credit and child care arrangements.

Other Publications

2021

Pilkauskas, N.V. & Michelmore, K. The antipoverty policy in the American Rescue Plan that no one is really talking about. Memos for an incoming administration - Ford School.


2019

Pilkauskas, N.V. & Michelmore, K. Could expanding the EITC help fix the housing crisis? WIP blog.


Pilkauskas, N.V. (2019). This tax credit wasn't meant to help with housing, but that's exactly what it's doing. The Conversation.


2018

Pilkauskas, N.V. (2018). What’s behind the dramatic rise in three-generation households? The Conversation.


Pilkauskas, N.V. (2018). It’s time to acknowledge that many American children live in shared households. Scholars Strategy Network Brief.


2008

Joshi, P., Pilkauskas, N.V., Bir, A. & Lerman, R. (2008). Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives in three sites: Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts, and Jacksonville, Florida. Report. Administration for Children and Families.

2007

Lerman, R., Acs, G., Bianchi, S., Bir, A. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2007). Marriage, employment and family functioning: A literature review. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

2006

Gage, B.J., Pilkauskas, N.V., Dalton, K., Constantine, R.T., Leung, M.Y., Hoover, S. & Green, J.C.(2006). Long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) monitoring and evaluation. Final Report, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Occoquan, D., Root, E. & Bir, A. (2006). Piloting community approaches to healthy marriage initiatives - quarterly site update. Report. Administration for Children and Families.

2005

Bir, A., Hoover, S. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2005). Diabetes care across the lifespan: Racial and ethnic disparities in Medicaid 1996-1998. Report. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.


Bir, A. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2005). An overview of marriage policy, services and practice. Report. Administration for Children and Families.


Bir, A., Pilkauskas, N.V. & Green, J.C. (2005). Evaluation of the community healthy marriage initiative (CHMI): Design memo. Report. Administration for Children and Families.


Bir, A., Pilkauskas, N.V. & Hoover, S. (2005). Diabetes care across the lifespan: Racial and ethnic disparities in Medicaid 1998. Report. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.


Cromwell J., Drozd, E., Adamache, W., Maier, J., Mitchell, J., Pilkauskas, N.V., Subramanian, S., Blumenthal, D., Weissman, J., Campbell, E. & Kitch, B. (2005). Evaluation of the New York State & 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) Graduate Medical Education (GME) demonstration and payment reforms. Report. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.


Greene, J.M., Bir, A. & Pilkauskas, N.V. (2005). Focus group report for healthy families – Nampa. Report. Administration for Children and Families.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Root, E.D., Council, C.L., Bir, A. & Occoquan, D. (2005). Piloting community approaches to healthy marriage initiatives - quarterly update. Report. Administration for Children and Families.


Bir, A., Greene, J., Pilkauskas, N.V., Root, E.D., Lerman R., Castaneda, R.M., Holcomb, P. (2005). Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives: Early implementation of the Healthy Marriages Healthy Relationships Demonstration – Grand Rapids, Michigan. Report. Administration for Children and Families.

University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy