Employment

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist, 2015—

Education

New York University
Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
M.A., Sociology, 2012

Queens College
City University of New York
B.A., Political Science, 2008
summa cum laude, phi beta kappa
minors in computer science and sociology

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Sedgh, Gilda, Jonathan Bearak, Susheela Singh, Akinrinola Bankole, Anna Popinchalk, Bela Ganatra, Clémentine Rossier, Caitlin Gerdts, Özge Tunçalp, Brooke Ronald Johnson Jr, Heidi Bart Johnston & Leontine Alkema. 2016. “Induced abortion 1990 to 2014: Global, regional, and subregional trends.” The Lancet.
England, Paula, Jonathan Bearak, Michelle Budig & Melissa Hodges. 2016. “Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?” American Sociological Review.
Bearak, Jonathan, Lawrence Finer, Jenna Jerman & Megan Kavanaugh. 2015. “Changes in out-of-pocket costs for hormonal IUDs after implementation of the Affordable Care Act: an analysis of insurance benefit inquiries.” Contraception 93, 139-44.
Bearak, Jonathan. 2014. “Casual Contraception in Casual Sex: Life-Cycle Change in Undergraduates’ Sexual Behavior in Hookups.” Social Forces 93, 483-513.
Jennings, Jennifer & Jonathan Bearak. 2014. “Teaching to the Test in the NCLB Era: How Test Predictability Affects Our Understanding of Student Performance.” Educational Researcher 43, 381-389.
Killewald, Alexandra & Jonathan Bearak. 2014. “Is the Motherhood Penalty Larger for Low-Wage Women? A Comment on Quantile Regression.” American Sociological Review 79, 350-357.
England, Paula & Jonathan Bearak. 2014. “The sexual double standard and gender differences in attitudes toward casual sex among U.S. university students.” Demographic Research 30, 1327-1338.
In Revision
Bearak, Jonathan. “Some Men Earn More, Some Men Earn Less; Which Men Earn More When They Marry?” Under revision after invitation to revise and resubmit at Demography.
In Progress
Bearak, Jonathan. “Attracting Teenage Parenthood: Physical Attractiveness and Students’ Risks of Becoming Teenage Parents.”
Jennings, Jennifer, Jonathan Bearak & Daniel Koretz. “Stellar Scores, Shortchanged Students? Two Tales of Educational Progress in the Era of Accountability.”
Jennings, Jennifer, Jonathan Bearak, David Deming & Christopher Jencks. “Does school quality affect teenage parenthood?”
Bearak, Jonathan, Jennifer Jennings & Daniel Koretz. “Explaining Gender Differences on Standardized Tests.”
Presentations
Population Association of America (May 1, 2015)
“Some Men Earn More, Some Men Earn Less; Which Men Earn More When They Marry?”
Sociology of Education Association, “Does school quality affect teenage parenthood?”
February 21, 2014. (with Jennifer Jennings)
American Sociological Association, “Do All Men Similarly Earn More When They Marry? Economic Thresholds for Socially Respectable Marriage and Differences in the Male Marriage-Earnings Differential.”
August 10, 2013.
Population Association of America, “Casual Contraception in Casual Sex: Life-Cycle Change in Undergraduate Non-Romantic Intimate Behavior.”
April 13, 2013.
Population Association of America, “Gender, Meanings, and Casual Sex.”
April 12, 2013. (with Paula England)
Sociology of Education Association, “Gender Differences on Standardized Tests.”
February 23, 2013. (with Jennifer Jennings and Daniel Koretz)
Population Association of America, “Is the Motherhood Penalty Worse at the Top or Bottom?.”
May 5, 2012. (with Paula England)
Sociology of Education Association, “Accountability and Equity in American Education.”
February 26, 2012. (with Jennifer Jennings and Daniel Koretz)
American Sociological Association, “Accountability & Racial Inequality in American Education.”
August 22, 2011. (with Jennifer Jennings and Daniel Koretz)
American Sociological Association, “Physical Attractiveness & Premarital First Births at School Age.”
August 20, 2010.
Sociology of Education Association, “Accountability & the Reproduction of Inequality in American Education.”
February 19, 2011. (with Jennifer Jennings)
American Sociological Association, “State Test Predictability & Teaching to the Test: Evidence from Three States.”
August 16, 2010. (with Jennifer Jennings)