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Kate Prickett

PRC Graduate Student Trainee M.P.Aff., The University of Texas at Austin

PRC Graduate Student Trainee; Ph.D. Candidate
Kate Prickett



Kate Prickett is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology with specializations in Demography and Family. Her primary research interests broadly investigate the intersection of work and family. Her dissertation uses life course theory to examine the role dynamic maternal employment trajectories have on parenting, with a particular focus on employment transitions (such as job loss) and the moderating effect of work-family support policies.

Kate's current projects explore several areas of family dynamics, including the association between maternal employment contexts and child outcomes, older family member living arrangements, family and child care instability, and family firearm safety.

Kate earned her Master in Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.

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