The Transition to a Less Mobile Society
Americans are now half as likely to move as in previous decades. My research points toward greater family complexity, increasing economic insecurity, and the widespread adoption of information and communication technologies in the transition to a more rooted society.
The Suburbanization of Poverty
The number of high-poverty neighborhoods have urbdeclined in urban areas and increased in suburban areas. My research identifies the inner ring neighborhoods of older industrial cities as the locus of this growth.
The Role of Family in the Decision to Move
My research has focused on how familes make migration decisions and, most importantly, how these decisions impact the employment and careers of married women.