Kelly Musick

Associate Professor

Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

NLS user since 2000

  • Musick, Kelly, Jennie E. Brand, and Dwight Davis. 2012. “Variation in the Relationship Between Education and Marriage: Marriage Market Mismatch?” Journal of Marriage and Family 74(1):53–69. DOI:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00879.x
  • Michelmore, Katherine and Kelly Musick. 2013. “Fertility Patterns of College Graduates by Field of Study, U.S. Women Born 1960–79.” Population Studies. DOI:10.1080/00324728.2013.847971
  • Musick, Kelly, Paula England, Sarah Edgington, and Nicole Kangas. 2009. “Education Differences in Intended and Unintended Fertility.” Social Forces 88(2):543–572. DOI:10.1353/sof.0.0278
  • Musick, Kelly and Robert D. Mare. 2006. “Recent Trends in the Inheritance of Poverty and Family Structure.” Social Science Research 35(2):471–499. DOI:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2004.11.006
  • Musick, Kelly and Robert D. Mare. 2004. “Family Structure, Intergenerational Mobility, and the Reproduction of Poverty: Evidence for Increasing Polarization?” Demography 41(4):629–648. DOI:10.1353/dem.2004.0034
Why I chose NLS data

A few unique features of the NLS have been critical to my research, in particualar: multiple observations from successive cohorts through key career- and family-building years; rich, prospectively collected information on families of origin; and data on family-related expectations, attitudes, and behaviors alongside detailed measures of economic activity and well-being. These have contributed in important ways across a range of studies to better understanding the intersections between family change and social inequality.