Jonathan Marc Bearak

Dr. Bearak is a sociologist whose research lies at the intersection of stratification and demography. His research has addressed fertility including unintended pregnancy and abortion, the impact of motherhood and marriage on wage structure, sexual behavior, and education. He has published in The Lancet, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Demographic Research, Educational Researcher and Contraception. His research has been featured on National Public Radio, and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Time, The Guardian, the BBC, and other international media outlets. Dr. Bearak has expertise in social stratification, global comparative studies, Bayesian modeling, spatial demography, and econometrics.

In Spring 2015, Dr. Bearak received his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University, and joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist.

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