Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Turney’s research investigates the complex, dynamic role of families in creating and exacerbating social inequalities. More specifically, she examines the collateral consequences of incarceration for family life, the effects of depression on individuals and children, and the causes and consequences of childhood health inequalities. These substantive interests are accompanied with a methodological interest in causal inference.
Discusses that elementary school teachers may play an important role in the lives of children experiencing paternal incarceration and, more generally, highlight yet another way in which the large-scale incarceration of men limits their children’s potential.