James Raymo

James Raymo


Soc 357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry
Soc 365 Computing in Sociological Research
Soc 674 Elementary Demographic Techniques
Soc 693 Practicum in Analysis and Research
Soc 971 Family and Household Demography
Soc 997 Demography and Ecology Training Seminar

Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology
Director, Concentration in Analysis and Research
4446 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-2783
Fax: (608) 262-8400
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Office Hours: M 4-5 (Spr'19)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Lim, So-jung and James M. Raymo. 2016. “Marriage and Women’s Health in Japan.” Forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and Family.

Raymo, James M., Hyunjoon Park, Yu Xie, Wei-Jun Jean Yeung. 2015. “Marriage and Family in East Asia: Continuity and Change.” Annual Review of Sociology 41:471-492.

Warren, John R., Andrew Halpern-Manners, Liying Luo, James M. Raymo, and Alberto Palloni. 2015. “Do Different Methods for Modeling Age-Graded Trajectories Yield Consistent and Valid Results?” American Journal of Sociology 120:1809-1856.

Raymo, James M., Marcia Carlson, Alicia VanOrman, So-jung Lim, Brienna Perelli-Harris, and Miho Iwasawa. 2015. “Educational Differences in Early Childbearing: A Cross-national Comparative Study.” Demographic Research 33:65-92.

Raymo, James M. 2015. “Living Alone in Japan: Relationships with Happiness and Health.” Demographic Research 32:1267-1298.

Raymo, James M., Kelly Musick, and Miho Iwasawa. 2015. "Gender Equity, Opportunity Costs of Parenthood, and Educational Differences in Unintended First Births: Insights from Japan" Population Research and Policy Review 34:179

Halpern-Manners, Andrew, John R. Warren, and James M. Raymo. 2015. “The Impact of Work and Family Trajectories on Economic Well-being at Older Ages.” Social Forces 93:1369–1396.

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 2000

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Demography and Ecology
Methods and Statistics
Social Stratification

Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Center for East Asian Studies
Institute on Aging

Research Interest Statement:
Raymo is currently engaged in three projects: In the first, his work on socioeconomic differentials in emerging family behaviors in Japan and the implications of these behaviors for subsequent well-being has demonstrated that, as in other low fertility societies, family outcomes with potentially negative implications for subsequent well-being are increasingly concentrated at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum in Japan. In another project, he evaluates the ways in which work experiences across the life course are associated with when and how older Americans retire. In his third project, he examines relationships between employment status, family circumstances, and well-being at older ages in Japan. With high rates of later-life labor force participation, Japan is a potentially valuable source of insight for countries seeking to promote extended labor force participation.