Anna Gassman-Pines

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience; Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Anna Gassman-Pines is an associate professor of public policy and of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. She is also a faculty fellow of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy. Gassman-Pines received her BA with distinction in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in community and developmental psychology from New York University. Her research focuses on low-wage work, family life, and the effects of welfare and employment policy on child and maternal well-being in low-income families. Her research has been supported by grants from the American Psychological Association, National Head Start Association and National Institute of Mental Health.

Research Interests:

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Child Development


  • Ph.D. New York University - 2007
  • M.A. New York University - 2004
  • B.A. Yale University - 1999

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Gibson-Davis, CM; Ananat, EO; Gassman-Pines, A (2016) Midpregnancy Marriage and Divorce: Why the Death of Shotgun Marriage Has Been Greatly Exaggerated. Demography, 53, 1693-1715, [doi], [abs]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Gibson-Davis, CM; Vernot, C; Butler, M; Hall, N; Taylor, L; Eastwood, K; Zhang, X (2016) They Should Say “I Don't”: Norms About Midpregnancy Marriage and Job Loss Journal of Marriage and Family, [doi]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Gibson-Davis, CM; Ananat, EO (2015) How Economic Downturns Affect Children's Development: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Pathways of Influence Child Development Perspectives, 9, 233-238, [repository], [doi]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Bellows, L (2015) SNAP Recency and Educational Outcomes , , [abs]
  • Gassman-Pines, A (2015) Effects of Mexican Immigrant Parents' Daily Workplace Discrimination on Child Behavior and Family Functioning. Child Development, [doi], [abs]