Dr. Constance Gager

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Family and Child Studies

Dr. Constance Gager

Office: University Hall 4030
Phone: (973) 655-7494
Email: gagerc@mail.montclair.edu

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Broadly, my research explores the intersection of family, work, gender, and race/ethnicity.

 

Degrees

  • PhD University of Pennsylvania
  • MA University of Pennsylvania
  • MA University of Vermont
  • BA Clark University (Massachusetts)

 

Career Appointments 

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Publications

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Resume/CV

Broadly, my research explores the intersection of family, work, gender, and race/ethnicity.

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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Gager, C. T. & Yabiku, S. T. (2010). Who has the time?: The relationship between household labor time and sexual frequency. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 135-63. 

Yabiku, S. T. & Gager, C. T. (2009). Sexual frequency and the stability of marital and cohabiting unions. Journal of Marriage and Family, 7, 983-1000

Gager, C. T., Sanchez, L. A., & DeMaris, A. (2009). Whose time is it?: The effect of gender, employment, and work/family stress on adolescent’s housework. Journal of Family Issues, 30, 1459-1485

Gager, C. T. (2008). What’s fair is fair?: Role of justice in family labor allocation decisions. Marriage and Family Review, 44, 511-544.           

White, A., & Gager, C. T. (2007). Idle hands and empty pockets? Youth involvement in extracurricular activities, social capital, and economic status. Youth & Society, 39, 75-111. 

Gager, C. T., Pflieger, J. C., & Hickes Lundquist, J. (2007).  To work or not to work? The role of poverty and regional location in youth employment. In Maume and Arrighi eds., Child Poverty in America Today, Praeger Press. 

Gager, C. T. & Hohmann-Marriott, B. (2006). Distributive justice in the household: A comparison of alternative theoretical models. Marriage and Family Review, 40, 5-42. 

Gager, C. T. & Sanchez, L. (2003). Two as one: Couples’ perceptions of time spent together, marital quality, and the risk of divorce. Journal of Family Issues, 24, 21-50. 

Gager, C. T., McLanahan, S., & Glei, D. (2002). Preparing and planning for parenthood: Who’s ready, who’s not? In Halfon, McLearn, & Shuster, eds., Childrearing in America: Challenges Facing Parents of Young Children, Chapter 3, Cambridge University Press. 

Sanchez, L., Nock, S., Wright, J., & Gager, C. T. (2002). Setting the clock forward: Covenant marriage and the divorce revolution in a culturally divisive society. Journal of Family Issues, 23, 91-120. 

Sanchez, L., & Gager, C. T. (2000). Hard-living, perceived entitlement to a great marriage, and marital dissolution. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62, 708-722. 

Gager, C. T., Cooney, T. M. & Call, K. T. (1999). The effects of family characteristics and time use on teenage girls’ and boys’ household labor. Journal of Marriage and Family, 61, 982-994. Paper chosen as one of the top 20 papers on Work & Family, 1999. 

Gager, C. T. (1998). The role of valued outcomes, justifications, and comparison referents in perceptions of fairness among dual-earner couples. Journal of Family Issues, 19, 622-648. 

Smith, H. L., Gager, C. T., & Morgan, S. P. (1998). Identifying underlying dimensions in spouses’ evaluations of fairness in the division of household labor. Social Science Research, 27, 305-327. 

Zimmerman, S., & Gager, C. T. (1997). A potential case of social bankruptcy: States’ AFDC payments and their teen birth rates. Policy Studies Journal, 25, 109-123. 

Useem, M., & Gager, C. T. (1996). Employee Shareholders or Institutional Investors?: When Corporate Managers Replace Their Stockholders. Journal of Management Studies, 33, 613-32.

 

 

Presentations

Scholarly presentations (peer-reviewed)

Linver, M. R., Gager, C. T., Plieger, J., & Yabiku, S. (2010, May). Adolescent-parent relationships and young adult romantic relationship quality 10 Years Later:  Adolescent stage as moderator, Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Psychological Society). 

Gager, C. T., Linver, M. & Yabiku, S. T. (2009, May). Divorce or conflict?: The effect of parental marital status and discord on adult children’s relationship outcomes. Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Detroit MI.

Goldstein, S., & Gager, C. T. (2008, March). Relational aggression in emerging adults' friendships and romantic relationships: A comparison of predictors across contexts. Poster presented at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL. 

Yabiku, S. T., & Gager, C. T. (2007, March). Sexual frequency and the stability of marital and cohabiting unions. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, New York, NY. 

Plieger, J. P., Gager, C. T., & Benin, M. H. (2006, November). Early versus late adolescence: Exploring the differential effects of mothers and fathers on young adults’ romantic relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN. 

Gager, C. T. & Yabiku, S. T. (2006, March). Who has the time?: The relationship between household labor time and coital frequency. Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles, CA. 

Kreitz, M. A., Dumka, L. E., Gager, C. T. & Stanton, A. M. (2005, November). State child welfare policies:  Child protection or family preservation? Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Gager, C. T., & Benin, M. H. (2005, March). Assessing the effect of parental marital conflict on adult child relationship outcomes: Does the apple fall far from the tree? Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA. 

Gager, C. T., & Sanchez, L. (2004, August). Whose time is it?: The effect of gender, employment, and work/family stress on children's housework. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Gager, C. T., & Hickes Lundquist, J. (2004, April). To work or not to work? A reevaluation of correlates of adolescent employment. Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA. 

White, A., & Gager, C. T. (2004, April). The role of extracurricular activities in the development of social capital in youth. Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA. 

Gager, C. T., & Sanchez, L. (2002, May). Identifying family contexts, structures, and environments influencing housework and time use among children. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Atlanta, GA. 

Sanchez, L., Nock, S., Wright, J., & Gager, C. T. (1999, August). Setting the clock forward:  Covenant marriage and the divorce revolution in a culturally divisive society. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. 

Sanchez, L., & Gager, C. T. (1998, August). When husbands’ feelings matter: The gendered effects of hard-living and personal entitlements on marital dissolution. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Morgan, S. P, Smith, H. L. & Gager, C. T. (1998, August). ‘His’ and ‘hers’: reports of marital happiness: Assessing subjective reports from husbands and wives in the NSFH. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Morgan, S. P, Smith, H. L., Gager, C. T. (1994, August). Discrepant responses in spouses’ reports of coital frequency. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles. 

Invited presentations

Gager, C. T. (December, 2006). It’s all relative: The role of social comparisons in evaluations of housework fairness, Department of Sociology, Reed College, Portland, OR.           

Gager, C. T. (2004, April). The effect of educational aspirations and SES on adolescent involvement in paid work: Does location make a difference? Department of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

Gager, C. T. (2003, March). Two as one: Spouses’ personal time together, marital quality, and the risk of divorce. Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 

Gager, C. T. (2001, March). Putting the family back in work/family policy. Heller School of Public Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

 

Service

Professional service, discipline-based

Affiliated faculty, Center for Population Dynamics, (CePoD), School of Social & Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. 

Chair, Population Association of America, 2008: Migration and Education. 

Discussant, Population Association of America, 2007: Changes in Union Formation over Time. 

Discussant, Population Association of America, 2006: Shifts in Gendered Power and Fertility Consequences. 

Discussant, Population Association of America, 2005: Parents' Work and Children's Lives. 

Discussant, American Sociological Association, 2004: Fertility Behavior and Outcomes. 

Organizer, American Sociological Association, 2002: Family Roundtables. 

Discussant, Population Association of America, 1998: Using Attitudinal Data in the Study of Work/Family Conflict. 

Journal Editorial Boards:
Marriage & Family Review

Journal Reviewer:
Journal of Marriage and the Family
Journal of Family Issues
Demography
American Sociological Review
Social Science Research
Sociological Perspectives
Sociological Quarterly

Textbook Reviewer:
Thomson-Wadsworth: Seccombe and Warner, Marriage and Families: Relationships in a Social Context.

Springer: Peterson and Bush, Handbook of Marriage and the Family 3rd. Ed.

University Service
Montclair State University
College Committees
Dean’s Hybrid Teaching Committee
Senate 

Department Committees
Graduate Committee 

ASU
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Committees
Internet Infusion Initiative (I3) Committee 

Department/Center
Center for Population Dynamics (CePoD), founding member.
Undergraduate Committee

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • Population Association of America

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Demography
  • American Sociological Review
  • Social Science Research
  • Journal of Marriage and the Family
  • Journal of Family Issues


 

Awards 

Nominated for the Kanter Award: best paper on work and family, 2009 for: What’s fair is fair?: The role of justice in family labor allocation decisions. Marriage and Family Review, 44. 

Recipient of Kappa Delta Teaching Award, Arizona State University, 2005. 

Nominated for Dean’s Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, 2006.

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Predictors of relationship quality and dissolution
  • Adolescent time use and romantic outcomes
  • Intergenerational transmission of family conflict
  • Division of household labor in families

 

Links

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