David J. Harding
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center
735 S. State St. #5106
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Research and Teaching Interests:
- Criminal Justice
- Poverty and Social Welfare
- Quantitative Methods
- Race and Ethnicity
David J. Harding. Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys. 2010. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
David J. Harding, Michele Lamont, and Mario Luis Small, eds. “Reconsidering Culture and Poverty.” Volume 629 of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2010
David J. Harding, Lisa Gennetian, Christopher Winship, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Jeffrey Kling. 2010. “Unpacking Neighborhood Influences on Education Outcomes: Setting the Stage for Future Research.” In Social Inequality and Educational Disadvantage, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, eds. New York: Russell Sage. (web appendix) (see also NBER Working Paper 16055)
David J. Harding. 2009. “Invited Comment: Recent Advances in Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.” Social Science and Medicine 69: 1449-1451.
David J. Harding. 2009. “Collateral Consequences of Violence in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods.” Social Forces 88(2): 757-782. (Online Supplement)
David J. Harding. 2009. "Violence, Older Peers, and the Socialization of Adolescent Boys in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods." American Sociological Review 74(3): 445-464. (Online Supplement)
David Harding studies urban poverty and inequality, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, and statistical methods for causal inference. His book, Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys (University of Chicago Press, 2010), examines the role of neighborhoods in adolescent outcomes related to education and romantic and sexual behavior, focusing on exposure to violence and the cultural context of poor communities. Harding is currently working on projects related to prisoner reentry, the effects of community context on adolescent and young adult romantic relationships, and for-profit colleges and educational inequality. He employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.