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Research interests

Topics of research interest include achievement gap, opportunity gap, and educational disparities.


  • achievement gap
  • educational disparities
  • opportunity gap

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Projects 1987 2014

Research Output 1975 2017

3 Citations

Familial Transmission of Educational Plans and the Academic Self-Concept: A Three-Generation Longitudinal Study

Mortimer, J. T., Zhang, L., Wu, C. Y., Hussemann, J. & Johnson, M. K. Mar 1 2017 In : Social Psychology Quarterly. 80, 1, p. 85-107 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Concept
Longitudinal Studies
Structural Models
Child Development
Social Class

Parental Assistance, Negative Life Events, and Attainment During the Transition to Adulthood

Swartz, T. T., McLaughlin, H. & Mortimer, J. T. Jan 2 2017 In : Sociological Quarterly. 58, 1, p. 91-110 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
4 Citations

Youth and the Great Recession: Are values, achievement orientation and outlook to the future affected?

Schoon, I. & Mortimer, J. Feb 1 2017 In : International Journal of Psychology. 52, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Values

Changing experiences of work

Mortimer, J. T. Oct 14 2016 Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations

Exploring the correlates of parental consent for children's participation in surveys

Hussemann, J. M., Mortimer, J. T. & Zhang, L. Jan 1 2016 In : Public Opinion Quarterly. 80, 3, p. 642-665 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

response behavior
survey research
Decision making