Assistant Professor of Sociology
One Bear Place #97326
Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson’s research and teaching interests include medical sociology, social stratification and health, aging and the life course, and quantitative methods. Her current projects include an examination of financial strain and health among older adults during the Great Recession, dual trajectories of health problems and poverty among young and middle-aged women over 36 years, and the influence of childhood disadvantage on health problems in middle and later life. Planned future projects include an investigation of the role of resilience in understanding mental health during the Great Recession, and a study of whether exposure to economic adversity manifests in biological risk factors.
Lindsay R.Wilkinson. Forthcoming. "Financial Strain and Mental Health among Older Adults during the Great Recession" Journal of Gerontolgy: Social Sciences.
Ferraro, Kenneth F., Markus H. Schafer, and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. 2016. “Childhood Disadvantage and Health Problems in Middle and Later Life: Early Imprints on Physical Health?” American Sociological Review 81:107-133
Ferraro, Kenneth F. and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. 2015. “Alternative Measures of Health Ratings for Predicting Mortality: Is Past or Future Orientation More Important?” The Gerontologist 55:836-844.
Schafer, Markus H., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2013. “Childhood (Mis)fortune, Educational Attainment, and Adult Health: Contingent Benefits of a College Degree?” Social Forces 91:1007-1034.
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