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Christina M. Gibson-Davis, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy

Christina M. Gibson-Davis
Contact Info:
Office Location:  228 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7364
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • Pubpol 495s.01, Honors seminar Synopsis
    Sanford 102, F 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
  • Pubpol 496s.10, Honors seminar Synopsis
    Tba, WF 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Ph.D.Northwestern University2001
M.A.Northwestern University, Evanston, IL2001
B.A.Bates College1992

Public Policy
Family Structure
Poverty and Inequality
Psychology and Social Psychology
Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Sarah C. Fuller
  • Ashley K. Brown
  • Lane Destro
  • Heather Rackin
Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Gibson-Davis, C (2014). Magic moment? Maternal marriage for children born out of wedlock.. Demography, 51(4), 1345-1356. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Gibson-Davis, C; Rackin, H (2014). Marriage or Carriage? Trends in Union Context and Birth Type by Education. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 76(3), 506-519. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Gassman-Pines, A; Ananat, EO; Gibson-Davis, CM (2014). Effects of statewide job losses on adolescent suicide-related behaviors.. American Journal of Public Health, 104(10), 1964-1970. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Rackin, H; Gibson-Davis, CM (2012). The Role of Pre- and Postconception Relationships for First-Time Parents. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 74(3), 526-539. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Ananat, EO; Gassman-Pines, A; Gibson-Davis, C (2013). Community-wide job loss and teenage fertility: evidence from North Carolina.. Demography, 50(6), 2151-2171. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Gibson-Davis, C (2011). Mothers but Not Wives: The Increasing Lag Between Nonmarital Births and Marriage. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 73(1), 264-278. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Gibson-Davis, CM; Gassman-Pines, A (2010). Early childhood family structure and mother-child interactions: variation by race and ethnicity.. Developmental Psychology, 46(1), 151-164. [20053014], [doi]  [abs]
  8. Gibson Davis, CM (2008). The Effect of Family Structure on Maternal and Paternal Parenting. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(2), 452-465. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  9. Gibson-Davis, CM (2009). Money, Marriage, and Children: Testing the Financial Expectations and Family Formation Theory. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 71(1), 146-160. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  10. Gibson-Davis, CM; Edin, K; McLanahan, S (2005). High hopes but even higher expectations: The retreat from marriage among low-income couples. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 67(5), 1301-1312. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]

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