Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 2019
Honorary Degree, Northwestern University. 2016
Member. American Philosophical Society. June 2016
Graduate Mentoring Award. Princeton University. June 2014
Chair. Board of Trustees. Russell Sage Foundation. 2014-
Member. "Consensus Review of National Children's Study, National Academy of Sciences. August 2013-
Thomas C. Schelling Award from The Harvard Kennedy School. May 2013
Member. Harvard Kennedy School Visiting Committee. April 2013
Chair. Workshop on the Design of National Children's Study. Committee on National Statistics, Board on Children, Youth, and Families. January 2013
Member. The Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration, National Academies of Sciences. 2012-2014
Member. Committe on Population, National Academy of Sciences.
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 2011
Fellow. New York Academy of Medicine. 2009-
Board of Trustees. Russell Sage Foundation. 2009- 2013
Reuben Hill Award for Best Paper on Theory and Methods. "Family Structure and Maternal Health Trajectories." 2009. National Council on Family Relations.
Advisory Group. Pew Charitable Trust. Project on Economic Mobility. 2006
National Advisory Committee. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars. 2005-
James S. Coleman Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2005.
Distinguished Scholar Award. American Sociological Association Family Section. 2004.
Board of Trustees. W.T. Grant Foundation, 2004 - 2013
President. Population Association of America, 2004.
Editor-in-Chief. Future of Children, 2004-
Board. National Poverty Center, 2003- 2010
Selection Committee. W.T. Grant Young Scholars Award, 2001-2008
MacArthur Foundation Research Network on the Family and the Economy, 1998-2005
Fellow. Program in Inequality and Social Policy, Harvard University, 1998-2005
Pro Humanitate Literary Award for “Parenting and Child Development in ‘Nontraditional’ Families.” From the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare, May 2002.
Visitor. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2001-2002.
Editorial Board. Population Research and Policy Review. 2000-
Advisory Board. Urban Health Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1999-2002.
Roundtable on Children, Brookings Institution, 1999-2002.
Task Force on National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1999-2002.
Advisory Committee. Institute for Research on Poverty, 1996-2002.
Member. Sociological Research Association, 1995-
Member. Population Section Council, American Sociological Association, 1998-2001.
Member. Public Understanding of Sociology Award Committee, American Sociological Association, 1999-2001.
Member. Board of Children Youth and Families, National Academy of Sciences, 1996-2001.
Vice President. Population Association of America, 1999-2000.
Member. Technical Review Committee, National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997-2000.
Member. Advisory Board of Family Impact Seminar, 1995-1999.
Visiting Researcher. Center for the Study of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, 1998.
Board of Overseers. Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 1986-1990, 1994-1997.
Duncan Distinguished Book Award for Growing Up With a Single Parent, Population Section of American Sociological Association, 1996.
Nominating Committee (Chair). Population Association of America, 1996.
Chair. Social Science and Population Study Section, NIH, 1994-1996.
Council of American Sociological Association, 1993-1996.
Member. Social Science and Population Study Section, NIH, 1992-1996.
Co-editor. Journal of Human Resources, 1992-1996.
Goode Distinguished Book Award for Growing Up With a Single Parent, Family Section of American Sociological Association, 1995.
Finalist for Best Book of Current Interest, Growing Up With a Single Parent, Los Angeles Times, 1995.
Committee on Consequences of Unintended Pregnancy, Institute of Medicine, 1993-1994.
Member. Board of Directors, Population Association of America, 1992-1994.
Family Section Council, American Sociological Association, 1988-1991.
Romnes Faculty Fellowship. Graduate School, University of Wisconsin, l989.
Committee on Committees. American Sociological Association, 1989-1990.
Reuben Hill Award for Outstanding Paper, "Intergenerational Consequences of Family Disruption." National Council on Family Relations, 1988.
Visiting Fellow. Russell Sage Foundation, 1988-1989.
Reuben Hill Award for Outstanding Paper, "Married Women's Economic Dependency: 1950- 1980." National Council on Family Relations, 1987.
University Fellow. University of Texas at Austin, 1977-1978.
Hogg Foundation. Fellow in Mental Health and Program Evaluation, University of Texas at Austin, 1977-1978.