Carrie Shandra


Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Disabilities, Work & Occupations, Families & Households, Gender, Transition to Adulthood, Quantitative
Methodology, Social Demography


Professor Shandra’s current research focuses on two lines of inquiry: (1) gender and sex segregation
in work and occupations, and (2) disabilities and inequalities in the transition to adulthood and health
behaviors. Her work on the relationship between women’s participation in gender-typed occupations
and household labor recently received the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Cheryl Allyn Miller Award
for scholarship on women and work. She is on research leave for the 2012-2013 academic year as a
National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow to examine the relationship
between participation in school-to-work programs and employment outcomes in the contemporary


Recent Publications

Carrie L. Shandra, Dennis P. Hogan, Roger C. Avery, and Michael Msall. 2012. “Child and Adult Physical Disability in the 2000 Census: Disability is a Household Affair”. Disability and Health Journal 5(4):241-248.

Carrie L. Shandra and Dennis P. Hogan. 2012. “Delinquency among Adolescents with Disabilities.” Child Indicators Research 5(4):771-788.

Carrie L. Shandra., John M. Shandra, Eric Shircliff and Bruce London. 2012. “The International Monetary
Fund, Structural Adjustment, and Infant Mortality: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Journal of Poverty 16(2):194-219.

Carrie L. Shandra and Afra R. Chowdhury. 2012. “The First Sexual Experience among Adolescent Girls
With and Without Disabilities.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 41(4):515-532.

Carrie L. Shandra. 2011. “Life Course Transitions among Adolescents with and without Disabilities: A
Longitudinal Examination of Expectations and Outcomes.” International Journal of Sociology 41: 67-86.

Shandra, Carrie L., John M. Shandra, and Bruce London. 2011. "World Bank Structural Adjustment, Water, and Sanitation: A Cross-National Analysis of Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa."   Organization & Environment   24(2):107-129.

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