Research

Peer Reviewed Publications


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

2018

Pilkauskas, N.V. & Cross, C.* (Forthcoming) Beyond the nuclear family: Trends in children living in shared households. Demography.


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

Bruns, A.* & Pilkauskas, N.V. Multiple job-holding and mental health among low-income mothers.


Michelmore, K.^ & Pilkauskas, N.V.^ Tots or teens: Who benefits from refundable tax credits? (Working paper available here).


Pilkauskas, N.V.^ & Michelmore, K.^ The Effect of Income on Housing Instability and Living Arrangements: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit. (Working paper available here). (Revise and Resubmit).


Pilkauskas, N.V. & Schneider, W. Paternity leave and father’s parenting: Differences between resident and non-resident fathers.

Work in Progress

Harvey, H.*, Dunifon, R. & Pilkauskas, N.V. Children's patterns of doubling up.


Michelmore, K.^, Pilkauskas, N.V.^ & Rodems, R.* Who's minding the kids? Refundable tax credits and child care arrangements.


Pilkauskas, N.V. Maternal work schedules, volatility and child wellbeing.


Pilkauskas, N.V., Amorim, M.*, & Dunifon, R. Historical trends in children living with grandparents: 1870-2016.

Other Publications

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