About Me

Dr. Sarah E. Patterson is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow on the “Care, Retirement and Wellbeing of Older People across Different Welfare Regimes” project.  She is supervised by Rachel Margolis at the University of Western Ontario.  She is also a 2017-2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow.

Sarah earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in August 2017.  While attending PSU, Sarah was a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development Predoctoral Family Demography Trainee.

She specializes in Demography, Family, and Work and Gender and her research addresses whether the institutions of families and work influence particular attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes.  Her work has been published in The Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, and Social Science Research.

Outside of her research, Sarah volunteers as a podcast host and book reviewer for the New Books Network Sociology channel in addition to volunteering as a newsletter columnist for the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium.

Contact: spatte45 (AT) uwo.ca  //  Google Scholar Page  //   Twitter

Photo by Cliff Davidson.