Kelly Musick, MPA, PhD.
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Kelly Musick is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. She received her M.P.A. in economics and public policy from Princeton University in 1996 and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She was on the sociology faculty at the University of Southern California before moving to Cornell in 2008. Musick studies changing family patterns, with a focus on how they relate to social inequality and the well-being of family members. She has published on women’s childbearing intentions; the quality and stability of cohabiting relationships; differences in the family formation patterns of more and less socially advantaged women; and links between children’s well-being and family environments, including their family income and living arrangements, conflict among family members, and family meals and other shared activities. Current projects focus on couples’ work patterns following parenthood and the well-being of parents in time with children.