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Mariah Evans, Ph.D.

Department Of Sociology
Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Social Psychology

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1983

Dr. Mariah D.R. Evans is a Professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1983. Before joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006, Dr. Evans was Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has an extensive research experience and publications record in ocial statistics; survey design and methods; happiness; culture (especially distributive justice and attitudes towards biotechnologies); social psychology of social stratification and inequality.


Selected publications:

Recent Selected Publications:

M.D.R. Evans, Jonathan Kelley, and Richard Wanner. 2009. “Consequences of Divorce for Childhood Education: Australia, Canada, and the USA, 1940–1990." Comparative Sociology 8(1): 105–146.

Kelley, Jonathan and M.D.R. Evans. 2009. "Economic Development Reduces Tolerance for Inequality: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Nations." Chapter 3 (pp 49-72) in Charting the Globe: The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009. edited by M.Haller, R. Jowell and T. Smith. London: Routledge.

Kelley, S.M.C., C.G.E. Kelley, M.D.R. Evans, and Jonathan Kelley. 2009. “Work-Family Conflict and Support for Maternal Employment at Home Rather than Outside the Home.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 28(1): 98-110.

Evans, M.D.R. and Jonathan Kelley. 2009. "Traditional vs Modern Lifestyles and Parental Divorce."International Journal of Sociology of the Family 35(1): 1-24.

Kelley, C.G.E., S.M.C. Kelley, M.D.R. Evans, and Jonathan Kelley. 2010. "Attitudes Toward Home-Based Employment for Mothers of Young Children". International Journal of Social Welfare 19(1): 33-44.

Krzysztof Zagorski, Jonathan Kelley and M.D.R. Evans. 2010. "Economic Development and Happiness: Evidence from 39 Nations." Polish Sociological Review 2010(1):3-20.

Rollins, Kimberly, Mimako Kobayashi, and M.D.R. Evans. 2010. “Sensitivity of WTP Estimates to Definitions of ‘Yes’: Reinterpreting Expressed Response Intensity.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 39(1):1-17.

Evans, M.D.R., Jonathan Kelley, and Clayton Peoples. 2010. “Justifications of Inequality: The Normative Basis of Pay Differentials in 31 Nations.” Social Science Quarterly 91(5):1405-1431.

Evans, M.D.R., Jonathan Kelley, Joanna Sikora, and Donald J. Treiman. 2010. “Family Scholarly Culture and Educational Success: Evidence From 27 Nations." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility28(2):171-197.

Evans, M.D.R. and Jonathan Kelley. 2011. “US Attitudes Towards Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” Nature Biotechnology 29(6):484-488.

Breznau, Nate, Valerie Lykes, Jonathan Kelley, M.D.R. Evans. 2011. "A Clash of Civilizations? Preferences for Religious Political Leaders in 81 Nations." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion50(4):671–691.

Evans, M.D.R. and Kimberly Rollins. 2012. “The frying pan or the fire: Public attitudes about using herbicides to manage invasive weeds.” Environmental Economics 3(3):110-123.

Evans, M.D.R. and Jonathan Kelley. 2013, in press. "Attitudes to Organ Transplants Are Mainly Influenced by Scientific Worldviews: Survey Data From a National Sample of the USA." Progress in Transplantation. 

Contact Information:

You can email Dr. Evans at mariahev2@gmail.com


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