Susan E. Short is a sociologist and demographer. Her research focuses on gender, reproductive health, child development, work-family issues, and methods of social research. She addresses these topics in the U.S., China, and Africa.

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Susan E. Short is Professor of Sociology. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in demography with an emphasis on family and health. Recent research includes population-level analyses of changes in the composition of households of mothers of young children; women's work and its intersection with fertility and child care; and the relationship between policies, prenatal care, and fertility. Short's NIH and NSF funded research has included projects in China, Lesotho, and the U.S. With a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, Short is expanding her research on inequalities in family and health to incorporate genetics. Short has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America.

Areas of Interest: Social Contexts, Health, and Well-being; Family Demography; Fertility and Reproductive Health; Inequality; Gender; Methods.

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