Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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Social Sciences

Journal of Gerontology: SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences publishes articles using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches encompassing quantitative, qualitative, experimental, and nonexperimental research. Authors are encouraged to submit papers in areas such as anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, geography, health services research, political science, public health, social history, social work, and sociology.
Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD, Editor
Department of Sociology and Center on Aging and the Life Course
Purdue University
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West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Fax: (765) 496-1476
E-mail: jgss{at}
Duane F. Alwin, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Jacqueline L. Angel, PhD
University of Texas at Austin

Scott A. Bass, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Gay Becker, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Helen K. Black, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Deborah Carr, PhD
Rutgers University

Adam Davey, PhD
Polisher Research Institute

Thomas A. Glass, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

R. Turner Goins, PhD
West Virginia University

Stephen M. Golant, PhD
University of Florida

Ellen L. Idler, PhD
Rutgers University


Jessica A. Kelley-Moore, PhD
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Neal M. Krause, PhD
University of Michigan

Scott M. Lynch, PhD, MS
Princeton University

Carlos F. Mendes de Leon, PhD
Rush University Medical Center

Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Jan E. Mutchler, PhD
University of Massachusetts Boston

Daniel Polsky, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Jill Quadagno, PhD
Florida State University

Donald C. Reitzes, PhD
Georgia State University

Karen A. Roberto, PhD
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University


Graham D. Rowles, PhD
University of Kentucky

Scott Schieman, PhD
University of Toronto

Glenna D. Spitze, PhD
University at Albany, SUNY

William J. Strawbridge, PhD
Institute for Health and Aging

Robert Joseph Taylor, PhD
University of Michigan

Judith Treas, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Beth A. Virnig, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota

Janet M. Wilmoth, PhD
Syracuse University

Douglas A. Wolf, PhD
Syracuse University

Fredric D. Wolinsky, PhD
University of Iowa


David J. Ekerdt, PhD, Chair
University of Kansas

Toni Antonucci
University of Michigan

Renee Beard (ESPO rep)
University of California, San Francisco

Barbara Berkman
Columbia University

Ricki J. Colman
Wisconsin Regional Primate Center

Veronica F. Engle
University of Tennessee

Tamas Fulop
Universite de Sherbrooke

Emily Greenfield
University of Wisconsin

Amy Horowitz
Lighthouse International

Pamela S. Mayberry
Ithaca College

Margaret Perkinson
Washington University

Karl Pillemer
Cornell University

J. Jill Suitor
Purdue University


Patricia Walker
Director of Publications

  Erin Piel
Production Editor
  Susan Sweeney
Associate Production Editor


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