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Rukmalie Jayakody

Department Affiliation:  Human Development
Education: Ph.D., 1996, Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan
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POSITION TITLE:  Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  single mother families; the consequences of welfare reform


1996 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies; Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

1996 - present Faculty Research Associate, Center for Poverty, Risk and Mental Health, University of Michigan.


Jayakody, R. , & Kalil, A. (2002). Social fathering in low-income, African American families with preschool children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 504-516.

Lichter, D. T. , & Jayakody, R. (2002). Welfare reform: How do we measure success?. Annual Review of Sociology, 28, 117-141.

Jayakody, R. , Danziger, S. , & Pollack, H. A. (2000). Welfare reform, substance use, and mental health. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 25, 623-651.

Jayakody, R. (1998). Race differences in intergenerational financial assistance: The needs of children and the resources of parents. Journal of Family Issues, 19, 508-533.


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