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Research interests

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

Research interests

  • achievement gap
  • educational disparities
  • opportunity gap

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Projects 1987 2014

Research Output 1975 2018

26 Citations (Scopus)

Social psychological aspects of achievement

Mortimer, J. T., Jan 1 2018, Generating Social Stratification: Toward a New Research Agenda. Taylor and Francis, p. 17-36 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Work Intensity and Academic Success

Staff, J., Mortimer, J. T. & Johnson, M. K., 2018, Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century . Springer, Cham, p. 337-358 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Economic recession and youth achievement orientations

Mortimer, J. T., Johnson, M. K. & Mont’alvao, A., Jan 1 2017, Young People's Development and the Great Recession: Uncertain Transitions and Precarious Futures. Cambridge University Press, p. 321-347 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Economic Recession
6 Citations (Scopus)

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
Social Class
2 Citations (Scopus)

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