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Anna Gassman-Pines
WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor
Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

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Ph.D., New York University (2007)
M.A., New York University (2004)
B.A., Yale University (1999)



Anna Gassman-Pines discusses the rise in shotgun marriages among certain groups of women. Listen:



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.

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