University of Maryland
- The World Family Map 2019: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes
- Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas
- World Family Map 2015: Mapa de los cambios en la familia y consecuencias en el bienestar infantil
- The Sustainable Demographic Dividend
- Frontiers of Globalization: Kinship and Family Structures in Africa
- Familism Is the New Natalism 6 months ago
- Cohabitation: “Until Life Do Us Part” 3 years ago
- No One Way: Dividing Work and Family Around the Globe 4 years ago
Laurie DeRose is a Research Assistant Professor with the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she has served since its inception in 2001. She is the Director of Research for the World Family Map project, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University.
Professor DeRose has been researching demographic outcomes and decision-making processes in disadvantaged contexts, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses on demographic effects of educational reversals, the meaning of education in underdeveloped settings, and the demography of hunger, expanded to include breastfeeding and related public health issues.
Her current research is focused on global family demography. Her work has shown that maternal union transitions are associated with poorer child health outcomes throughout the Global South, just as they are in contexts with more substantial material resources supporting children’s health. She has co-edited a book: Family Inequality in Europe and the Americas: Causes and Consequences (2018), published by Cambridge University Press.