David J. Eggebeen
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Sociology
207 Health and Human Development Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
My research involves three topics: patterns of intergenerational exchanges of support in American families; the role of values, especially religious values in the family formation processes of young adults; and the implications of fatherhood for men. My work on intergenerational ties in American families began with documenting the extent, correlates and measurement of routine assistance flows between aging parents and their adult children. Currently, along with Steve Zarit and Karen Fingerman from Purdue University, I am examining the interconnections between psychological processes and patterns of support across three generations of families. I have also been involved in a project investigating family formation behavior among young adults headed by Nancy Landale of Sociology. My work has been investigating the role of religious beliefs and behavior in adolescence on the subsequent likelihood and timing of marriage and cohabitation. Finally, I am examining the consequences of fatherhood on men where I have been addressing such questions as: How does becoming a father or engaging in fathering activities change or affect men psychologically and socially? Affect their family ties? Affect their work and career behavior?
B.A., 1975, Sociology, Calvin College
M.A., 1981, Sociology, Rutgers University
M.A., 1984, Sociology, University of North Carolina
Ph.D., 1986, Sociology, University of North Carolina
1987-1995: Member, Program Effectiveness Panel, U.S. Department of Education
1991: Member, Nominating Committee, Family Section, American Sociological Association
1994: Chair-Elect, Sociology of Children Section, American Sociological Association
1995: Chair, Sociology of Children Section, American Sociological Association
1993-present: Associate Professor of Human Development and Sociology; Senior Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
1986-1993: Assistant Professor of Human Development; Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
Eggebeen, D.J. (2013). The social and Civic Consequences of parenthood for adults. Whither the Child? Causes Consequences and Solutions to Low Fertility. Wilcox, W.B. & Kaufman, E. (Eds.) London: Paradigm. Pp. 29-46.
Eggebeen, D.J. (2013). Do fathers matter uniquely for adolescent well-being? In Gender and Parenthood, edited by Kathleen Kovner Kline and W. Bradford Wilcox. New York: Columbia University Press. Pp. 149-270.
Eggebeen, David J, Knoester, Chris, & McDaniel, Brandon. (2012). The Implications of Fatherhood for Men. Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Vol. Second Edition, pp. 338-357).
Eggebeen, D. J. (2012). What can we learn from studies of children raised by gay or lesbian parents? Soc Sci Res, 41(4), 775-778. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.04.008. PubMed PMID: 23017847; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC; PubMed Central NIHMSID.
Kim, K., Eggebeen, D. J., Zarit, S. H., Birditt, K. S., & Fingerman, K. L. (2012). Agreement Between Aging Parent's Bequest Intention and Middle-Aged Child's Inheritance Expectation. Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns147. PubMed PMID: 23197395; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC; PubMed Central NIHMSID.
Dew, J., & Eggebeen, D.J. (2010). Beyond the wage premium: Fatherhood and men’s economic well-being. Research on Human Development. (forthcoming).
Eggebeen, D.J. (2010). Do fathers matter uniquely for adolescent well-being? In Gender and Parenthood, edited by Kathleen Kovner Kline and W. Bradford Wilcox. New York: Columbia University Press.
Eggebeen, DJ, Dew, J., & Knoester, C. (2010). Fatherhood and men’s lives at middle age. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 113-130.
Eggebeen, D.J., & Dew, J. (2009). The role of religion in adolescence for family formation in young adulthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71,108-121.
Amato, P.R., Landale, N.S., Havasevich-Brooks, T.C., Booth, A., Eggebeen, D.J., Schoen, R., & McHale, S.M. (2008). Precursors of young women’s family formation pathways. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70: 1271-1286.
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