Robert White

 

Title

 

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Email

 

rwhite@ufl.edu

Office

 

Turlington Hall 3356

Hours

 

By appointment

About

Teaching

Research

Publications


About

Robert G. White received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2009. His current research concerns the relationship between health, schooling and adult socioeconomic attainment and the consequences for social inequalities. He uses data from the United States and England in a series of studies assessing the lasting effects of child health for educational achievement and adult earnings. His work links approaches for studying individual attainment to population level phenomena to characterize changes over time in social inequalities.

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Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses


Research

Areas of Specialization

  • Stratification

  • Population Health

  • Life Course

  • Quantitative Methodology

  • Education


Selected Publications

  • Palloni, A., C. Milesi, R. G. White and A. Turner. 2009. “Early Childhood Health, Reproduction of Economic Inequalities and the Persistence of Health and Mortality Differentials.” Social Science and Medicine, 68(9): 1574-1582.

  • Bernardi, L. and R.G. White. 2009. “Close Kin Influence on Fertility Behavior.” In M. Kohli and P. Heady, (Eds.), Kinship and Social Security in Contemporary Europe: Alternative Approaches to the Political Economy of Kinship. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

  • Palloni, A., C. Milesi, R. G. White and A. Turner. 2007. “Triggering Inequality and Health Gradients: Do Health Selection Effects Matter?” In J. Surkyn, J. van Bavel, and P. Deboosere, (Eds.), Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century: A state of the Art in Demography. Brussels: Vrije Universiteit Press.