Ph.D. 2013, NYU
Areas of Interest
political sociology-1, social demography, public opinion, experimental methods
Jen Heerwig is currently completing a postdoc at the Safra Center at Harvard University. Her current researches uses an original longitudinal data set called the Longitudinal Elite Contributor Dataset (LECD) to study patterns in the donation strategies of elite campaign contributors in federal elections. Her work on elite donors has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. In the past, Jen has co-auithored work in the areas of social demography and public opinion.
McCabe, Brian J. and Jennifer A. Heerwig. 2012. "Reframing the Marriage Debate:
Wording, Context and Intensity of Support for Marriage and Civil Unions."
International Journal of Public Opinion Research
24: 429-449. (
Winner of the Warren J. Mitofsky Student Paper Award from the
New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research)
Conley, Dalton and Jennifer A. Heerwig. 2012. "The Long-Term Effects of Military Conscription on Mortality: Estimates from the Vietnam-Era Draft Lottery." Demography 49: 841-855 .
Conley, Dalton and Jennifer A. Heerwig. 2011. "The War at Home: Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on Post-War Household Stability." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 101: 350-354.
Heerwig, Jennifer A. and Brian J. McCabe. 2009. "Education and Social Desirability Bias: The Case of a Black Presidential Candidate." Social Science Quarterly 90: 674-686. ( Winner of the Seymour Sudman Student Paper Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research and featured in Science magazine)