Rebekah Levine Coley

Rebekah Levine Coley

Associate professor, Lynch School of Education

Education: Ph.D., developmental psychology, University of Michigan; postdoctoral training in demography and public policy, University of Chicago

Specialization: Low-income urban families and the influence of family, community, and social policy on children

Representative Publication: “Out-of-School Care and Problem Behavior Trajectories Among Low-Income Adolescents: Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Characteristics as Added Risks” (co-authored), Child Development, May/June, 2004

Honors: Co-recipient of 2004 award for best journal article from the Society for Research on Adolescence

Projects: I hope to continue researching the long-term implications of welfare reform and economic disadvantage on urban children and families through the Three-City Study—a longitudinal multidisciplinary study following more than 2,400 low-income children and their families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio. I will also be looking at low-income fathers’ relationships with their children and the influence of their involvement on family systems and children’s trajectories.

Read more about Rebekah Levine Coley’s research on welfare reform.