Matthew Andersson

Matthew Andersson
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Ph.D. Sociology, The University of Iowa, 2014
M.A. Sociology. The University of Iowa, 2011
B.A. Chemistry, Knox College, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
B.A. Psychology. Knox College, Summa Cum Laude, 2008


Dr. Matthew Andersson joined the Baylor faculty in 2016 after a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Andersson is a sociologist of health whose research focuses on health inequality as it unfolds across the life course and across differing national contexts. He studies socioeconomic inequalities in mental and physical well-being as they relate to childhood, adolescent, and adulthood factors. His research has yielded numerous publications in leading journals in the social and population health sciences on diverse contexts of health ranging from national policy regimes to schools, networks, workplaces, and families.

Recent Publications

Andersson, Matthew A., Vida Maralani and Renae Wilkinson. Forthcoming. “Origins and Destinations, but How Much and When? Educational Disparities in Smoking and Drinking across Adolescence and Young Adulthood.” Population Research and Policy Review

Andersson, Matthew A., Michael Alexis Garcia and Jennifer Glass. Forthcoming. “Work-Family Reconciliation and Children’s Well-Being Disparities across OECD Countries.” Social Forces.

Upenieks, Laura, Andersson, Matthew A., and Schafer, Markus H. 2021. “God, Father, Mother, Gender: How Are Religiosity and Parental Bonds During Childhood Linked to Midlife Flourishing?” Journal of Happiness Studies. 22 (7), 3199-3220.

Andersson, Matthew A. and Catherine E. Harnois. 2020. “Higher Exposure, Lower Vulnerability? The Curious Case of Education, Gender Discrimination, and Women’s Health.”  Social Science & Medicine 246:112780-112791.

Brazil, Noli and Matthew A. Andersson. 2020. “Mental Well-Being and Changes in Peer Ability from High School to College.” Youth & Society 52:687-709.

Schafer, Markus H. and Matthew A. Andersson. 2020. “Looking Homeward with the Life Course: Early Origins of Adult Dwelling Satisfaction?” Advances in Life Course Research 44:100328-100337.

Andersson, Matthew A., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Markus H. Schafer. 2019. "Does the Association Between Age and Major Illness Vary by Healthcare System Quality?" Research on Aging 41:988-1013.

Lynn, Freda B., Mary C. Noonan, Michael Sauder and Matthew A. Andersson. 2019. “A Rare Case of Gender Parity in Academia.” Social Forces 98:518-547.

Andersson, Matthew A., Mark H. Walker and Brian P. Kaskie. 2019. "Strapped for Time or Stressed Out? Predictors of Work Interruption and Unmet Needs for Workplace Support among Informal Elder Caregivers.” Journal of Aging and Health 31:631-651.

Wilkinson, Renae and Matthew A. Andersson. 2019. “Adolescent Socioeconomic Status and Parent-Child Emotional Bonds: Reexamining Gender Differences in Mental Well-Being During Young Adulthood.” Society and Mental Health 9:95-110. 

Dr. Andersson's Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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