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Research Data Tech I

The Center is seeking a Research Technician for a new project on "Adolescent Well-Being" The primary duties of this Research Technician will be collecting data for the STEPS (Study of Teen Experiences that Promote Success) project, a longitudinal study of 700 adolescent-caregiver dyads in Durham, NC and Pittsburgh, PA. STEPS focuses on how familial economic precarity, particularly wealth deprivation, contributes to adolescent mental health and well-being. Duties collection of multiple survey measures (using Qualtrics Surveys) about family income and wealth, parental functioning and behavior, and family demographics. Staff will recruit parents and children and collect self-report measures of family functioning and child behavioral problems. Staff will be directly responsible for data recruitment and sample retention in Durham, and will coordinate with project staff in Pittsburgh.

Post-Doctoral Candidate

Drs. Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Keister, and Lisa Gennetian of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the department of Sociology of Duke University seek a full-time post-doctoral candidate to collaborate and provide support for a project on net worth poverty and child well-being. Net worth poverty refers to households whose net worth (or wealth) is less than one-fourth of the federal poverty line.

The post-doctorate will work closely with Drs. Gibson-Davis, Keister, and Gennetian to investigate the correlates and consequences of net worth poverty in the lives of children and young adults; to investigate how policies, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, could be used to redress net worth poverty’s negative effects; and to understand how the racialization of wealth in the US informs the negative repercussions of net worth poverty. The post-doctoral candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct analysis on large scale data sets, such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). Doctoral training in public policy, sociology, economics, or a related social science field is required.