Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Jennifer Hook

Funded Fellow 2005/2006
Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Sociology PhD 2006

Jennifer Hook is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. ┬áHer research areas include gender, family demography, inequality, work-family, social policy, child welfare, and comparative sociology. Hook focuses on how social contexts, particularly social policies and opportunities in the labor market, impact individuals and families. Her recent work examines the influence of country context on fathers’ time with children, the division of household labor, and women’s employment, as well as the impacts of state policy and practice on foster children’s outcomes and the economic vulnerability of parents involved with the child welfare system. Her research has appeared in journals including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and the European Sociological Review. She is coauthor of Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy, and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One Countries (Russell Sage 2009). Jennifer earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2006.