Pace's research focuses on child and family wellbeing. Overarching themes in Pace's writings include the correlates and consequences of violence in children's lives, and the importance of policies for promoting healthy family relationships and child development.
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Describes racial, social class, and gender differences in suspension rates the early years of elementary school. Suggests suspension isn’t associated with an improvement in child behavior later on.
Finds that having multiple roles as a parent, such as being a stepparent and a biological parent, is generally associated with having more depressive symptoms with various combinations of roles affecting men and women differently.
Matches data from a large family survey to administrative criminal history records to examine underreporting of incarceration and the implications of this underreporting for our understanding the dynamics of families with incarcerated fathers.