Parenting and Neighborhood Processes in Local and Global Contexts

Project Description

The goals of this project are to identifying parenting and neighborhood factors that promote child well-being in disadvantaged social contexts and developing culturally sensitive child maltreatment prevention and intervention approaches. Because racial and ethnic minority families are over-represented in disadvantaged neighborhoods, children of color at higher risk for experiencing negative neighborhood conditions. In terms of parenting, race and ethnicity are closely confounded with the culture that provides a context for parents’ perceptions and attitudes—all of which inform the use of certain parenting practices such as physical punishment and abusive behavior.

To examine the confluence of race/ethnicity, culture, and immigration-related factors in the neighborhood, parenting, and child development linkage in the U.S. and across multiple countries, this project will carry out statistical methods with a nationally representative sample of families in the child welfare system (National Survey of Child & Adolescent Well-being or NSCAW) and an internationally comparable data on child development (Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys or MICS). 

Work Description

The GSRA will support the faculty with various aspects of this project including literature review, data cleaning, coding, and statistical analyses.

Requirements Description

Proficient use of a statistical software (Stata, SPSS, R etc.) and successful completion in at least one statistics course. 

Work Schedule

An average of 6 hours per week.

  • Bi-weekly meetings will be held on campus. 
  • Specific work schedule will be discussed with prospective candidates. 

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Job Opening ID
Social Work
Winter 2021 Only
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
What majors can apply?
  • Applied Communication (MA)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems (MS/Certificate)
  • Early Childhood Education (MA)
  • Education (Ed.D.)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
  • Educational Administration (MPA)
  • Educational Technology (MA)
  • Health Care Management (MS)
  • Inclusive Education (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Social Sciences (MA)
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Julie Ma
Social Work
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