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Overview

  • Beth Mattingly is director of research on vulnerable families at the Carsey School of Public Policy and a research assistant professor of sociology. She manages all of Carsey’s policy relevant work relating to family well-being. Topics covered by the vulnerable families research team range from refundable tax credits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other federal programs, as well as policies that help families balance the domains of work and family like access to affordable child care and paid sick leave. Her interests center on women, children, and family well-being. Her work at Carsey examines child poverty and how different family policies affect rural, suburban, and urban families and how growing up in poverty influences life outcomes. Beth’s research also looks at obstacles to stability in family life and how state and federal policies may better support children and families. Beth is also a research consultant for the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. As a research consultant she works on a host of projects including developing innovative poverty measures like the California Poverty Measure and research toward understanding Hispanic poverty and inequality.

    Beth has published in several academic journals, including Social Forces and Journal of Marriage and Family, and in edited volumes. Her work has been featured in NY Times, Washington Post, Time magazine, Real Simple magazine, USA Today, and other media outlets. In addition, she has appeared on National Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and California Public Radio to discuss her research. Beth completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire and received her master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland. She has an undergraduate degree in geography from Dartmouth College.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 "We're All Sitting at the Same Table": Challenges and Strengths in Service Delivery in Two Rural New England CountiesSocial Service Review.  92:401-431. 2018
    2018 Convergence and Disadvantage in Poverty Trends (1980-2010): What is Driving the Relative Socioeconomic Position of Hispanics and Whites?Race and Social Problems.  10:53-66. 2018
    2017 An Introduction to Household Economic Instability and Social PolicySocial Service Review.  91:371-389. 2017
    2017 The Restraint and Seclusion of Students With a Disability: Examining Trends in US School Districts and Their Policy ImplicationsJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  28:66-76. 2017
    2016 Underemployment among Hispanics: the case of involuntary part-time workMonthly Labor Review.  1-14. 2016
    2016 Advanced Placement and Rural Schools: Access, Success, and Exploring AlternativesJournal of Advanced Academics.  27:266-284. 2016
    2015 Rates of Beginning Teachers: Examining One Indicator of School Quality in an Equity ContextJournal of Educational Research.  108:226-235. 2015
    2014 Husbands' job loss and wives' labor force participation during economic downturns: are all recessions the same?Monthly Labor Review2014
    2014 Childhood Poverty and the Transition to Adulthood.Family Relations.  63:271-286. 2014
    2014 Community matters: intimate partner violence among rural young adults.American Journal of Community Psychology.  53:198-207. 2014
    2011 When Couples Become Parents: The Creation of Gender in the Transition to ParenthoodContemporary Sociology.  40:449-450. 2011
    2010 Changes in Wives' Employment When Husbands Stop Working: A Recession-Prosperity ComparisonFamily Relations.  59:343-357. 2010
    2010 How are we measuring resilience following childhood maltreatment? Is the research adequate and consistent? What is the impact on research, practice, and policy?Trauma, Violence and Abuse.  11:27-41. 2010
    2006 Examining the effect of residential change on intimate partner violence risk.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  60:923-927. 2006
    2006 How dual are dual-income couples? Documenting change from 1970 to 2001Journal of Marriage and Family.  68:11-28. 2006
    2006 Under pressure: Gender differences in the relationship between free time and feeling rushedJournal of Marriage and Family.  68:205-221. 2006
    2004 The time squeeze: Parental statuses and feelings about time with childrenJournal of Marriage and Family.  66:739-761. 2004
    2003 Gender differences in the quantity and quality of free time: The US experienceSocial Forces.  81:999-1030. 2003
    2002 Gendered division of childrearing: Ideals, realities, and the relationship to parental well-beingSex Roles.  47:21-38. 2002

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2012 Rural Families in Transition.  239-253. 2012

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2004 Time, work, and family in the United StatesAdvances in Life Course Research. 95-118. 2004

    Principal Investigator On

  • Continuing Support to the NH DOE and DHHS on Data Analysis for the System of Care Report  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2019
  • Understanding Family Stability and the Intergenerational Implications of Work Across Place  awarded by US DHHS, Dept of Health & Human Services 2017 - 2019
  • Older Youth at Risk  awarded by John T Gorman Foundation 2017 - 2019
  • Support for the Vulnerable Families Research Program to Elevate the Issue of Child and Family Poverty  awarded by Wellspring Advisors LLC 2017 - 2019
  • NH Tomorrow Data Partner  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2016 - 2019
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 - 2019
  • Timing and Consistency of Noncustodial Parent Income and Care Contributions, Custodial Labor Supply, and the Wellbeing of Young Children  awarded by University of Wisconsin 2018 - 2019
  • Continuing Support to the NH DOE and DHHS on Data Analysis for the System of Care Report  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2018
  • Gorman Demographic Project  awarded by John T Gorman Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • Child Behavioral Health Expenditures in Schools  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2017 - 2018
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • Support a Comprehensive Plan Around the Health and Well-Being of New Hampshire Children and Families  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2016 - 2017
  • Understanding Family Stability and the Intergenerational Implications of Work Across Place  awarded by US DHHS, Dept of Health & Human Services 2016 - 2017
  • Support for the Vulnerable Families Research Program to Elevate the Issue of Child and Family Poverty in Rural Areas  awarded by Wellspring Advisors LLC 2016 - 2017
  • Research on Youth Opportunity  awarded by Duluth Superior Area Comm Foundation 2016 - 2017
  • The State of Opportunity in the Southwest Initiative Foundation's Catchment Area  awarded by Southwest Initiative Foundation 2016 - 2017
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2016
  • Research and Assistance to Develop Goals for NH Children and Families and Strategies for Progress  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2015 - 2016
  • Understanding Family Stability and the Intergenerational Implications of Work Across Place  awarded by US DHHS, Dept of Health & Human Services 2013 - 2016
  • Opportunity Gap Work  awarded by Omaha Community Foundation 2016
  • Support for the Vulnerable Families Research Program to Elevate the Issue of Child and Family Poverty in Rural Areas  awarded by Fidelity Charitable 2014 - 2016
  • Maine Demographic Analyses  awarded by Maine Community Foundation 2015 - 2016
  • Carsey School of Public Policy, Vulnerable Families Program, Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2015 - 2016
  • Analyses of Youth Opportunity by State and Place  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2015 - 2016
  • Assessment of Maine Residents 55 and Over  awarded by John T Gorman Foundation 2014 - 2016
  • Carsey Institute Vulnerable Families Program Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2014 - 2015
  • Background Research Toward Developing a Strategic Plan for New Hampshire's Children and Families  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2015
  • Policy Research to Support Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Children in Rural and Chronically Poor Communities  awarded by Kellogg Foundation 2013 - 2015
  • Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Maine's Low Income Seniors  awarded by John T Gorman Foundation 2013 - 2014
  • Policy and Applied Research: Elevating the Issue of Child and Family Poverty in Rural Areas  awarded by Fidelity Charitable 2013 - 2014
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2013
  • Policy Research to Support Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Children in Rural and Chronically Poor Communities  awarded by Kellogg Foundation 2011 - 2013
  • Policy and Applied Research: Elevating the Issue of Child and Family Poverty in Rural Areas  awarded by Fidelity Charitable 2012 - 2013
  • Enhancing Understanding of Maine's Under-Served Populations  awarded by John T Gorman Foundation 2012
  • Policy & Applied Research 2012  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2012
  • Policy Research to Support Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Children in Rural and Chronically Poor Communities  awarded by Kellogg Foundation 2012
  • Policy and Applied Research: Elevating the Issue of Child and Family Poverty in Rural Areas  awarded by Vanguard Charitable 2011 - 2012
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families and Communities in Rural America  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2011
  • Maine Work on Fragile Families  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010
  • Policy and Applied Research to Support Strong Families and Communities in Rural America  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010
  • Teaching Activities

  • Policy Capstone Taught course 2018
  • Policy Capstone Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Maryland
  • Full Name

  • Marybeth Mattingly
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Carsey School of Public Policy

    73 Main Street/Huddleston Hall

    Durham

    NH

    03824