Judith A. Seltzer

University of California, Los Angeles

Seltzer is part of an interdisciplinary working group (with Suzanne Bianchi and Joseph Hotz), which will assess three primary pathways through which families may transmit advantage or disadvantage to subsequent generations: genes and biology, economic resources and skills, and social ties and family obligations. Suzanne Bianchi and Judith Seltzer will complete their book, Family Relationships Across the Generations. Joseph Hotz will complete a study of how the wealth of extended families affects family member well-being.


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


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