Assistant Professor Rachel Margolis
Ph.D. Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Demography, University of Pennsylvania
M.Sc. Population and Development, London School of Economics
B.A. Government, Cornell University
Honours and Awards
2011 Winner of the Etienne Van de Walle Prize
Awarded biennially for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania
2009-10 NIA Training Grant Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
2009 GAPSA-Provost Interdisciplinary Innovation Award
2007-08 Pilot Award for The Effects of Nutrition and Disease on Child Growth and Adult Health
PARC/Boettner/NICHD Trio award with Samuel H. Preston
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
(2011) "A Global Perspective on Happiness and Fertility" (with Mikko Myrskylä) Population and Development Review 37(1): 29-56.
(2010) "Childhood Morbidity and Health in Early Adulthood: Life course linkages in a high morbidity context" Advances in Life Course Research 15(4):132-146.
(2009) "Perceptions of Neighborhood Disorder: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics" (with Irma T. Elo, Laryssa Mykyta, and Jennifer F. Culhane) Social Science Quarterly 90(5):1298-1320.
Education Differences in Health Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans.Family, Money, and Health: Regional Differences in Life Cycle Happiness and its Determinants (with Mikko Myrskylä).