- Ph.D., University of Texas, 1996
Research and Teaching Interests
Immigration (Health and Well-being of Children of Immigrants, Assimilation and Integration of Immigrants; Unauthorized Migration, Indirect Estimation Techniques of Migration Flows); Social Demography; Demographic Techniques; Household/Family Structure; Health
Penn State Courses
- Population and Policy Issues (Sociology 023)
- Event History Analysis (Sociology 577)
- Sociology of Immigration (Sociology 496)
Research Grants (Active)
- National Institutes of Health. “Obesity among Mexican Children of Immigrants "
- National Institutes of Health. “Generating Linked NCHS and OIS Data for Immigrant Health and Mortality Research "
- National Institutes of Health. “A Demographic Analysis of Socioeconomic Instability and Well-being Among Children of Immigrants"
- Glick, Jennifer E. and Jennifer Van Hook. Forthcoming. “Does a house divided stand? Kinship and continuity of shared living arrangements.” Journal of Marriage and the Family.
- Van Hook, Jennifer and Claire Altman. Forthcoming. “Competitive Food Sales in Schools and Childhood Obesity: A Longitudinal Study.”Sociology of Education.
- Balistreri, Kelly Stamper and Jennifer Van Hook. Forthcoming. “Trajectories of Overweight among US School Children: A focus on social and economic characteristics.” Maternal and Child Health Journal (published online June 10, 2010).
- Landale, Nancy S., Kevin J. A. Thomas, and Jennifer Van Hook. 2011. “The Living Arrangements of Children of Immigrants.” The Future of Children 21(1): 43-70.
- Van Hook, Jennifer and Elizabeth Baker. 2010. “Big Boys, Little Girls: Gender, Acculturation, and Weight among Young Children of Immigrants.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51: 200-214.
- Balistreri, Kelly S. and Jennifer Van Hook. 2009. “Socioeconomic Status and Body Mass Index Among Hispanic Children of Immigrants and Children of Natives.” American Journal of Public Health 99(12): 2238-2246.
- Baker, Elizabeth, Kelly S. Balistreri, and Jennifer Van Hook. 2009. “Maternal Employment and Overweight among Hispanic Children of Immigrants and Children of Natives.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 11(3): 158-167.
- Buelow, Victoria and Jennifer Van Hook. 2008. “Timely Immunization Series Completion Among Children of Immigrants.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 10(1): 37-44.
- Brown, Susan L., Jennifer Van Hook, and Jennifer E. Glick. 2008. “Cohabitation Among Immigrants Versus Natives in the U.S.” Population Research and Policy Review 27(5):531-550.
- Van Hook, Jennifer, and Jennifer E. Glick. 2007. “Immigration and Living Arrangements: Moving Beyond the ‘Instrumental Needs Versus Acculturation’ Dichotomy.” Demography 44(2): 225-249.
- Van Hook, Jennifer, and Jason Snyder. 2007. “Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Loss of White Students From California Public Schools, 1990-2000.” Population Research and Policy Review 26: 259-277.
- Van Hook, Jennifer and Kelly S. Balistreri. 2007. “Immigrant Generation, Socioeconomic Status, and Economic Development of Countries of Origin: A Longitudinal Study of BMI among Children.” Social Science and Medicine 65: 976-989.
- Ryabov, Igor K. and Jennifer Van Hook. 2007. “School Segregation and Academic Achievement among Hispanic Adolescents.” Social Science Research 36(2): 767-788.
- Van Hook, Jennifer and Kelly Stamper Balistreri. 2006. “Ineligible Parents, Eligible Children: Food Stamps Receipt, Allotments and Food Insecurity among Children of Immigrants.” Social Science Research 35(1): 228-251.
- Van Hook, Jennifer, Susan L. Brown, and Maxwell Kwenda. 2004. “A Decomposition of Trends in Poverty Among Children of Immigrants.” Demography 41(4): 649-670.
- Balistreri, Kelly and Jennifer Van Hook. 2004. “The more things change the more they stay the same: Mexican Naturalization Before and After Welfare Reform.” International Migration Review 38(Spring): 113-130.
- Van Hook, Jennifer. 2002. “Immigration and African American Educational Opportunity: Are Limited English Proficient Students Disproportionately Transforming Minority Schools?” Sociology of Education 75(2): 169-189.
- Van Hook, Jennifer, and Kelly Balistreri. 2002. “Diversity and Change in the Institutional Context of Immigrant Adaptation: California Schools 1985-2000.” Demography 39(4): 639-654.
International immigration, immigrant health, living arrangements
- The Quantitative Methods Specialization in Sociology:
Event history models, applied demography methods