WLF Associate Professor
Education & Training
Ph.D., New York University 2007
M.A., New York University 2004
B.A., Yale University 1999
Anna Gassman-Pines is Associate professor of public policy and psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. She is also Faculty Affiliate of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy. Gassman-Pines received her BA with distinction in Psychology from Yale University and PhD in Community and Developmental Psychology from New York University. Her research focuses on low-wage work, family life and the effects of welfare and employment policy on child and maternal well-being in low-income families. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, American Psychological Association, National Head Start Association, and National Institute of Mental Health, and various private foundations.
Gibson-Davis, C, Gassman-Pines, A, and Lehrman, R. ""His" and "Hers": Meeting the Economic Bar to Marriage." Demography (October 23, 2018). Full Text
Gassman-Pines, A, and Bellows, L. "Food Instability and Academic Achievement: A Quasi-Experiment Using SNAP Benefit Timing." American Educational Research Journal (March 24, 2018): 000283121876133-000283121876133. Full Text
Gassman-Pines, A, and Skinner, AT. "Psychological Acculturation and Parenting Behaviors in Mexican Immigrant Families." Journal of Family Issues 39.5 (January 2018): 1139-1164. Full Text
Schenck-Fontaine, A, Gassman-Pines, A, and Hill, Z. "Use of Informal Safety Nets during the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Cycle: How Poor Families Cope with Within-Month Economic Instability." Social Service Review 91.3 (September 2017): 456-487. Full Text
Schenck-Fontaine, A, Gassman-Pines, A, Gibson-Davis, CM, and Ananat, EO. "Local Job Losses and Child Maltreatment: The Importance of Community Context." The Social Service Review 91.2 (June 2017): 233-263. Full Text
Ananat, EO, Gassman-Pines, A, Francis, DV, and Gibson-Davis, CM. "Linking job loss, inequality, mental health, and education." Science (New York, N.Y.) 356.6343 (June 2017): 1127-1128. Full Text
Gassman-Pines, A, Gibson-Davis, CM, Vernot, C, Butler, M, Hall, N, Taylor, L, Eastwood, K, and Zhang, X. "They Should Say “I Don't”: Norms About Midpregnancy Marriage and Job Loss." Journal of Marriage and Family 79.2 (April 2017): 405-418. Full Text
Gibson-Davis, CM, Ananat, EO, and Gassman-Pines, A. "Midpregnancy Marriage and Divorce: Why the Death of Shotgun Marriage Has Been Greatly Exaggerated." Demography 53.6 (December 2016): 1693-1715. Full Text
Gassman-Pines, A, Gibson-Davis, CM, and Ananat, EO. "How Economic Downturns Affect Children's Development: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Pathways of Influence." Child Development Perspectives 9.4 (December 2015): 233-238. Full Text Open Access Copy
Gassman-Pines, A, and Bellows, L. "SNAP Recency and Educational Outcomes." (November 13, 2015).
Ananat, EO, Gassman-Pines, A, and Gibson-Davis, CM. "The effects of local employment losses on children's educational achievement." Whither Opportunity?: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances. January 1, 2011. 299-313.
Yoshikawa, H, Gassman-Pines, A, Weisner, TS, and Lowe, ED. "Summary and policy implications: Improving the world of work for low-income parents and their children." Making It Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development. January 1, 2009. 307-335.
Gassman-Pines, A, Yoshikawa, H, and Nay, S. "Can money buy you love? Dynamic employment characteristics, the new hope project, and entry into marriage." Making It Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development. January 1, 2009. 206-231.
Yoshikawa, H, Lowe, ED, Weisner, TS, Hsueh, JA, Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N, Gassman-Pines, A, Godfrey, EB, Howard, EC, Mistry, RS, and Roy, AL. "Pathways through low-wage work." Making It Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development. January 1, 2009. 27-53.
Yoshikawa, H, Morris, P, Gennetian, L, Roy, AL, Gassman-Pines, A, and Godfrey, EB. "Effects of welfare and employment policies on middle-childhood school performance: Do they vary by race/ethnicity and, if so, why?." Developmental Contexts in Middle Childhood: Bridges to Adolescence and Adulthood. January 1, 2006. 370-384. Full Text
Ananat, EO, Gassman-Pines, A, and Gibson-Davis, CM. Community-Wide Job Loss and Teenage Fertility. April 2013.
Ananat, EO, Gassman-Pines, A, Francis, DV, and Gibson-Davis, CM. Children Left Behind: The Effects of Statewide Job Loss on Student Achievement..
The Racial Marriage Gap and Student Achievement: A New Look at an Old Conundrum awarded by William T Grant Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019
Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research - CALDER awarded by American Institutes for Research (Assistant Research Professor). 2013 to 2018
The Effects of Scheduling Stability Legislation on Family Functioning: A Combined Event Study and Daily Diary Study of Workers in Emeryville, CA awarded by California Wellness Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018
Choosing to Not Enroll? Understanding Parents' Decision-Making in Enrolling and Not Enrolling in Head Start awarded by Department of Health and Human Services (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017
Collaborative Proposal: A Data-Intensive Exploration of the Links Between SES and STEM Learning Outcomes awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017
Meeting the Bar: A Propensity Score Analysis of BSF Impacts by Couples' Economic Status awarded by Department of Health and Human Services (Co-Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016
The Effects of Local Job Destruction on Youth Mobility awarded by Russell Sage Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016
The Timing of SNAP Benefit Receipt and Children's Academic Achievement awarded by University of California - Davis (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015