James Raymo

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Email: jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-2783

4446 Sewell Social Sciences

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Curriculum vitae


I have served as both Director and Training Director of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), and I am currently Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My current research interests focus on (a) evaluating change over time in socioeconomic differences in family behavior and their implications for well-being at the family level and inequality at the population level, (b) examining socioeconomic differentials in children’s academic performance and well-being, and (c) examining relationships between living arrangements and health at older ages. My work focuses on both Japan and the U.S. Current work on the U.S. is primarily based on data from the HRS. Work on Japan is based on data from multiple sources including the National Fertility Surveys, the Japan Child Panel Survey, and the Japan Life Course Panel Survey.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households; Health and the Life Course

Selected Publications

Raymo, James, and Akihisa Shibata. “Unemployment, Nonstandard Employment, and Fertility: Insights from Japan’s “Lost 20 Years” Demography 54, no. 6 (2017): 2301-29. PubMed Central ID 5949204.

Lim, Sojung, and James Raymo. “Marriage and Women’s Health in Japan.” Journal of Marriage and Family 78, no. 3 (2016): 780-96. PubMed Central ID in process.

Raymo, James. “Single Motherhood and Children’s Health and School Performance in Japan.” Marriage and Family Review 52, no. 1-2 (2016): 64-88. PubMed Central ID 6070156. NIHMS ID 981959.

Warren, James, Liying Luo, Andrew Halpern-Manners, James Raymo, and Alberto Palloni. “Do Different Methods for Modeling Age-Graded Trajectories Yield Consistent and Valid Results?”. 120, no. 6 (2015): 1809-56. PubMed Central ID 5431596.

Raymo, James, Marcy Carlson, Alicia VanOrman, So-jung Lim, Brienna Perelli-Harris, and Miho Iwasawa. “Educational Differences in Early Childbearing: A Cross-National Comparative Study.” Demographic Research 33 (2015): 65-92. PubMed Central ID 6075669.

Raymo, James, Kelly Musick, and Miho Iwasawa. “Gender Equity, Opportunity Costs of Parenthood, and Educational Differences in Unintended First Births: Insights from Japan.” Population Research and Policy Review 34, no. 2 (2015): 179-99. PubMed Central ID 4406482.

Halpern-Manners, Andrew, John Warren, James Raymo, and Adam Nicholson. “The Impact of Work and Family Life Histories on Economic Well-Being at Older Ages.” Social Forces 93, no. 4 (2015): 1369-96. NIHMS ID 982818.

Raymo, James. “Living Alone in Japan: Relationships with Happiness and Health.” Demographic Research 32 (2015): 1267-98. PubMed Central ID. NIHMS ID 981978.

Raymo, James, Hyunjoon Park, Yu Xie, and Wei-jun Jean Yeung. “Marriage and Family in East Asia: Continuity and Change.” Annual Review of Sociology 41 (2015): 471-92. PubMed Central ID 6070151.

Vogelsang, Eric, and James Raymo. “Local-Area Age Structure and Population Composition: Implications for Elderly Health in Japan.” Journal of Health and Aging 26, no. 2 (2014): 155-77. PubMed Central ID 4096247.

So-Jung, Lim, Raymo, James. “Nonstandard Work and Educational Differentials in Married Women’s Employment in Japan.” International Journal of Sociology 44, no. 3 (2014): 84-107. NIHMS ID 984731.

Raymo, James, Hyunjoon Park, Miho Iwasawa, and Yanfei Zhou. “Single Motherhood, Living Arrangements, and Time with Children in Japan.” Journal of Marriage and Family 76, no. 4 (2014): 843-61. PubMed Central ID 4128508.

Shirahase, Sawako, Raymo, James. “Single Mothers and Poverty in Japan: The Role of Intergenerational Coresidence.” Social Forces 93, no. 2 (2014): 545-69. PubMed Central ID 6078430.