Rachel Margolis


Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor Rachel Margolis

Department of Sociology
Social Science Centre
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5C2

rachel.margolis [at] uwo.ca (Email)



Recent Publications

Margolis, Rachel and Laura Wright. Better Off Alone Than With a Smoker: The Influence of Partner’s Smoking Behavior in Later Life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbu220

Daw, Jonathan, Rachel Margolis, and Ashton M. Verdery. Siblings, Friends, Coursemates, Club-mates: How Adolescent Health Behavior Homophily Varies by Race, Class, Gender, and Health Status. Social Science & Medicine 125:32-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.047

Myrskylä, Mikko, and Rachel Margolis. Happiness: Before and After the Kids. Demography. 51(5):1843-1866. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13524-014-0321-x

Mandich, Scott GS and Rachel Margolis. Changes in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Canada between 1994 and 2007. Canadian Studies in Population 41(1-2): 192-208.

Margolis, Rachel. Educational Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54(3): 353-368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022146513489312 * Winner of the Etienne Van de Walle Prize

Margolis, Rachel. Health Shocks in the Family: Gender Differences in Smoking Changes. Journal of Aging and Health 25(5): 882-903. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0898264313494411

Margolis, Rachel, and Mikko Myrskylä. Family, Money, and Health: Regional Differences in the Determinants of Life Satisfaction over the Life Course. Advances in Life Course Research 18(2): 115-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2013.01.001

Margolis, Rachel, and Mikko Myrskylä. A Global Perspective on Happiness and Fertility. Population and Development Review 37(1): 29-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2011.00389.x

Margolis, Rachel. Childhood Morbidity and Health in Early Adulthood: Life course linkages in a high morbidity context. Advances in Life Course Research 15:132-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2010.10.001

Elo, Irma T., Laryssa Mykyta, Rachel Margolis, and Jennifer F. Culhane. Perceptions of Neighborhood Disorder: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics. Social Science Quarterly 90(5): 1298-1320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6237.2009.00657.x