Patterson full C.V. (PDF)


2017          Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography at The Pennsylvania State University
2009         M.A. in Sociology at Indiana University – Indianapolis
2005         B.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Psychology at Indiana University – Bloomington


Demography; Family; Gender; Life Course and Aging; Parents and Children; Work and Family


Lemmon, Megan, Patterson, Sarah E., & Martin, Molly A. (2018). Mothers’ Time and Relationship with Their Adolescent Children: the Influence of Labor Force Participation and Family Structure. Journal of Family Issues, 39(9), 2709-2731.

Patterson, Sarah E.*, Damaske, Sarah, & Sheroff, Christen. (2017). Gender and the MBA: Differences in Career Trajectories, Institutional Support, and Outcomes. Gender & Society, 31(3), 310-332.  *First two authors contributed equally

Amato, Paul R., & Patterson, Sarah E.  (2017). Single-Parent Households and Mortality among Children and Youth. Social Science Research, 63, 253–262.  PMID: 28202147

Amato, Paul R., & Patterson, Sarah E. (2016). The Intergenerational Transmission of Union Instability in Early Adulthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79 (3), 723-738.  PMID: 28579639

Patterson, Sarah E., & O’Hare, William P. (2016). Assessing Spatial and Temporal Differences in State-Level Child Well-Being Based on Tests of Statistical Significance. Child Indicators Research, 9 (4), 1077-1093.  PMID: 28191265

Amato, Paul R., Patterson, Sarah, & Beattie, Brett. (2015). Single-parent households and children’s educational achievement: A state-level analysis. Social Science Research, 53, 191-202.  PMID: 26188447


2006-         American Sociological Association
2013-          Population Association of America
2013-          Sociologists for Women in Society
2013-          Work and Family Research Network
2017-          Canadian Population Society
2017-          European Association for Population Studies