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Ashley Larsen Gibby
504 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. M.A. Sociology and Demography, Penn State University
  2. B.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University
  3. Expected Date of Graduation: May, 2019


My research considers the intersection of gender, family, and child well-being. A main goal of my work is to build upon established family theories by adding a much-needed gender component. I have accomplished this through research in several areas, including adolescent well-being, parents’ fertility preferences, and the consequences of such fertility preferences in domestic and international contexts.


Gender Disparities among Adolescents in India: The Influence of Parents, the Extended Family, and the Gender Context

Dissertation Chair(s):

Nancy Luke (Chair), Valarie King, Susan McHale, Jennifer Van Hook

Research Interests:

Family, Gender, Child Well-being, Research Methods, Social Demography, Africa and South Asia