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Research Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Weitzman's research examines the intersection of gender and family demography, including how gender norms shape the timing and nature of pivotal demographic events in people's lives, and reciprocally, how changes in population characteristics inform household gender dynamics. Her most recent research examines (1) the effects of women's educational attainment during childhood on their subsequent health and healthcare utilization, with important implications for women's individual risk of early, preventable death, and (2) gender differences in the care received by aging parents in China.