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Dr. Rebecca Powers

Rebecca S. Powers
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University 2000
Office: Brewster D-303B
Tel: 252.328.4885
E-mail: powersr@ecu.edu

Curriculum Vita

Areas of Interest: Inequality, Immigration, Gender, Work


Research

Selected Publications and Publications

Powers, Rebecca S., Michelle Livermore and Belinda Creel Davis. 2013 "The Complex Lives of Disconnected Welfare Leavers: Examining Barriers, Social Support, Community Resources and Informal Employment" Journal of Poverty 17 (4) 394-413.

Powers, Rebecca S., Ken Wilson, Megan Keels and Magdalen Walton. 2013 "Shifts in Home Internet Access from 2001 to 2011: Examining the Digital Divide" Sociation Today Volume 11 (1) 1-16

Keels, Megan M. and Rebecca S. Powers. 2013. "Marital Name Changing: A Deeper Understanding of Why Women Choose a Traditional Naming Practice" Advances in Applied Sociology Volume 3 (7) 301-306.

Rebecca S. Powers, Michelle Livermore, Belinda Creel Davis and Younghee Lim. 2011. "Failing to Make Ends Meet: Dubious Financial Success Among Employed Former Welfare to Work Program Participants" Journal of Economic and Family Issues 32 (1): 73-83

Rebecca S. Powers, Jill J. Suitor, Mari Plikuhn and Megan Gilligan. "Unforseen Consequences of Mothers' Return to School: Children's Educational Aspirations and Outcomes" Sociological Perspectives Volume 51, (3) 495-51

“Unfulfilled Plans and Financial Stress: Unwed Mothers and Unemployment” Livermore, Michelle M. and Rebecca S. Powers. 2005. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Volume 13 (1): 1-17. 

“Employment of Unwed New Mothers: The Role of Government and Social Support” Livermore, Michelle M. and Rebecca S. Powers. 2005. Journal of Economic and Family Issues Volume 27 (3): 479-494.

 

“Working It Out in North Carolina: Employers and Hispanic/Latino Workers” Powers, Rebecca S., Sociation Today.   Volume 3(2): http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v32/powers.htm


“Gender and Self-Perceptions of Social Power.” Powers, Rebecca S. and Christa Reiser. 2005. Social Behavior and Personality 33(6):553-568

“Avenues to Prestige Among Adolescents in Public and Religiously Affiliated High Schools” Suitor, J. Jill, Rebecca S. Powers, and Rachel Brown. 2004. Adolescence 39:229-241.
       
“Doing the Daily Grind: The Effects of Domestic Labor on Professional,Managerial and Technical Workers” Earnings” Powers, Rebecca S. 2003. Gender Issues  21(1):3-23.
                                    
“Occupational Aspirations, Gender, and Educational Attainment.” Powers, Rebecca S. and Roger Wojtkiewicz. 2003. Sociological Spectrum 24 (5): 601-622

“Will Unwed New Mothers Seek Employment”: The Role of Government and Social Support” Powers, Rebecca S. and Michelle Livermore. 2003. Gender Issues 21(4):31-49

“Regional Differences in Gender Role Attitudes: Variations by Gender and Race.” Powers, Rebecca S., J. Jill Suitor, Susana Guerra, Monisa Shackelford, Dorothy Mecom, and Kim Gusman. 2003. Gender Issues  21 (2): 40-54

Current Projects:
Racial/ethnic differences in government and social support for low-income mothers with young children. Women, work and family issues. Gender differences in perceptions of social power. Mexican immigrants and employers in new destination sites.