Faculty

Jennie Brand


Professor


Contact Information

Email    brand@soc.ucla.edu
Office  228b Haines Hall
Phone  310-206-1049
Prof. Brand studies social stratification and inequality and its implications for various outcomes that indicate life chances.

Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) access to and the impact of higher education; (2) the socioeconomic and social-psychological consequences of disruptive events, such as job displacement; and (3) causal inference and the application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data.

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Awards

     ASA Methodology Leo Goodman Award, 2016
     Finalist for the International Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family
     Research, 2015
     ASA Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility William Julius Wilson Early Career Award (Honorable
     Mention), 2014
     ASA Sociology of Education James Coleman Award, 2012
     ASA Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Distinguished Article Award, 2011
     Sage Most Downloaded Article Award, 2010
     Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fellowship, 2006-07 
     Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program University of Michigan,  
     Fellowship 2004-06 
     Kathryn DuPre Lumpkin Award, Best Dissertation in Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
     2003-04 
     Villas Fellowship, University of Wisconsin -Madison, 2003 
     Phi Beta Kappa, University of California - San Diego, 1998 
     Magna cum Laude, University of California - San Diego, 1997

Grants

National Institutes of Health R01, 2013-18, “Heterogeneous Effects in Demographic Research” (PI of UCLA Subaward, Yu Xie (PI)) 

National Science Foundation, R03, 2008-11 “Immigration and the Dynamics of Labor Market Adjustment in the United States” (Co-PI, Ted Mouw (PI)) 

National Institutes of Health R21, 2007-11, “Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Social and Behavioral Sciences” (Consultant, Yu Xie (PI)) 

Spencer Foundation, 2007-08, “The Effects of Elementary and Secondary School Characteristics on Educational and Occupational Attainment across the Life Course” (Co-PI, John Robert Warren (PI)) 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2005-06, “Nonstandard Work and Population Health” (Co-PI, Sarah Burgard (PI))

Selected Publications

Brand, Jennie E. 2015. “The Far-Reaching Impact of Job Loss and Unemployment.” Annual Review of Sociology 41:1.1-1.17.

Featured (selected): Wall Street Journal;

Brand, Jennie E. and Juli Simon Thomas. 2014. Job Displacement Among Single Mothers: Effects on Children’s Outcomes in Young Adulthood.” American Journal of Sociology 119(4):955-1001.

Finalist for the International Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, 2015;

Featured (selected): Los Angeles Times;

Brand, Jennie E. and Juli Simon Thomas. 2013. "Causal Effect Heterogeneity." Pp. 189-214 in Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research, Stephen L. Morgan ed., Springer Series.

Xie, Yu, Jennie E. Brand, and Ben Jann. 2012. "Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects with Observational Data." Sociological Methodology 42314-347.

Brand, Jennie E. and Dwight Davis. 2011. "The Impact of College Education on Fertility: Evidence for Heterogeneous Effects." Demography 48(3):863-887. 

Brand, Jennie E. 2010. "Civic Returns to Higher Education: A Note on Heterogeneous Effects." Social Forces 89(2):417-433. 

Bollen, Kenneth and Jennie E. Brand. 2010. “A General Panel Model with Random and Fixed Effects: A Structural Equations Approach.” Social Forces 89(1):1-34. 

Brand, Jennie E. and Yu Xie. 2010. “Who Benefits Most from College? Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education.” American Sociological Review 75(2):273-302.

Revised excerpt for Grusky’s Social Stratification Reader, 4th Edition
ASA Sociology of Education James Coleman Award, 2012
ASA Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Distinguished Article Award, 2011
Sage Most Downloaded Article (of all articles published in ASR in 2009 and 2010)
ASA/ASR Featured Article, 2010
Translated into Spanish
Featured (selected): National Public Radio, Marketplace; New York Times; Wall Street
Journal; Chronicle of Higher Education; Insider Higher Ed;

 

Brand, Jennie E. and Sarah A. Burgard. 2008. “Job Displacement and Social Participation over the Life Course: Findings for a Cohort of Joiners.”Social Forces 87(1): 211-242. 

Featured (selected): Newsweek (cover story); New York Times Magazine; New York Times; Los Angeles Times; BusinessWeek; USA Today; Washington Post; Forbes; U.S. News & World Report; Eyewitness News; Yahoo! News (front page story);

Brand, Jennie E. and Yu Xie. 2007. “Identification and Estimation of Causal Effects with Time-Varying Treatments and Time-Varying Outcomes.”Sociological Methodology 37: 393-434. 

Burgard, Sarah A., Jennie E. Brand, and James S. House. 2007. “Toward a Better Estimation of the Effect of Job Loss on Health.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48:369-384. 

Featured (selected): New York Times; Newsweek; Washington Post; ABC News; Time; MSNBC; U.S. News and World Report; Yahoo! News (front page story);

Brand, Jennie E. 2006. “The Effects of Job Displacement on Job Quality: Findings from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 24: 275-298. 

Brand, Jennie E. and Charles N. Halaby. 2006. “Regression and Matching Estimates of the Effects of Elite College Attendance on Education and Career Achievement.” Social Science Research 35: 749-770. 

Featured (selected): New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post;

Research

I study social inequality and its implications for various outcomes that indicate life chances. My research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) access to and the impact of higher education; (2) the socioeconomic and social-psychological consequences of disruptive events, such as job displacement; and (3) causal inference and the application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. See CCPR Working Papers for recent working manuscripts and Google Scholar and Pub Med for published works.

Graduate Students

Current Supervised Masters Students

 

Completed Supervised Masters Students
     Ravaris Moore. 2013. Mechanisms that Link Violence Exposure to High School Academic    
     Achievement.   
     Annie Lee. 2013. Testing the Double Jeopardy Hypothesis: Obesity and Hypertension in
     Aging Racial Minorities.
     Juli Simon-Thomas. 2011. The Importance of Peers and Role Models for Adolescent  
     Girls.    
     Matthew Curry. 2010. Are Ballers Scholars? Community College Student Athletes’
     Academic Performance. 
     Danielle Callendar. 2015. Effects of Elite College Completion on Job Quality.
     Amber Villalobos. 2015. Teacher Social Origins and Student Success: The Effect of
     Teacher Race and Socioeconomic Background on Teacher Perceptions of Students and
     Student Achievement
     Ryan Cho. 2016. Disaggregating Intergenerational Education Effects: Does Mother’s or
     Father’s Education Matter More for Children’s Attainment?

Current Supervised Ph.D. Candidates
     Matthew Curry. The Returns to Higher Education in Economic Recessions
     Annie Lee. Divergent Paths to Elite Degrees: An Examination of the Factors Impacting  
     Attrition among Minority Students Enrolled in Elite Colleges in the U.S.
     Ravaris Moore. The Effects of Student Exposure to Crime and Violence on Educational
     Attainment and Subject Proficiency among California Public School Students
     Amber Villalobos.

Completed Supervised Ph.D. Recipients
    Shabnam Shenasi. (co-chair) 2014. Adjunct Professor of Sociology,
    Pepperdine University. Ethnic Visibility, Context, and Xenophobia: A European
    Perspective.
    Yool Choi. 2014. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hanyang University, South Korea. 
    Educational Expansion and Persistent Inequality: The Effects of Extracurricular Activities
    on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes.
    Juli Simon-Thomas. 2015. Bell Fellow, Harvard University. The Effects of
    Changes in Parental Jobs, Partnership Statuses, and Residence on Children’s Educational
    Attainment.
    Yelizavetta Kofman. 2015. Sociologist, Unitive Software. The Effects of

    Precarious Employment on the Transition to Adulthood and Political Participation.

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Seminar: Labor Economics

Theory and Research in Sociology

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Working Group in Sociology

2017 Spring Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Working Group in Sociology

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2016 Winter Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Sociology of Education

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2015 Fall Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2015 Spring Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Working Group in Sociology

2015 Winter Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Quantitative Data Analysis

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2014 Fall Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Quantitative Data Analysis

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2014 Spring Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2014 Winter Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Sociology of Education

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2013 Fall Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2013 Spring Quarter

Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

Quantitative Data Analysis

California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2013 Winter Quarter

Quantitative Data Analysis

2012 Spring Quarter

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2012 Winter Quarter

Sociology of Education

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2011 Fall Quarter

Working Group in Sociology

2011 Winter Quarter

Quantitative Data Analysis

2010 Fall Quarter

Quantitative Data Analysis

2010 Spring Quarter

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2010 Winter Quarter

Sociology of Education

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2008 Fall Quarter

Survey Data Analysis

2008 Spring Quarter

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2008 Winter Quarter

Sociology of Education

Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

Previous Courses by Course

SOCIOL M225A
California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 239B
Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

ECON M204A
Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

ECON 204C
Applications of Economic Theory: California Population Research Topical Seminar Series

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL M175
Sociology of Education

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 239A
Social Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 295
Working Group in Sociology

2015 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 212B
Quantitative Data Analysis

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 212A
Quantitative Data Analysis

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL 239B
Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 239A
Quantitative Research on Social Stratification and Social Mobility

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL 212A
Survey Data Analysis

2008 Fall Quarter