Garrett T. Pace

PhD Student in Social Work and Sociology, University of Michigan
Chapter Member: Michigan SSN
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Pace studies issues related to children and families, with a focus on inequality, parenting behaviors, and school discipline. His recent work focuses on identifying children who are at higher risk of being suspended from school and exploring the implications of suspension in children’s lives.

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"U of M study: Higher Elementary Student Suspension Rates Linked to a Lack of Alternatives," Garrett T. Pace, Interview with Steve Carmody, Michigan Radio, July 18, 2018.


"Gender Differences in Depression across Parental Roles" (with Kevin Shafer). Social Work 60, no. 2 (2015): 115-125.

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.

"Surveys, Records, and the Study of Incarceration in Families" (with Amanda Geller and Kate Jaeger). The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 665, no. 1 (2016): 22-43.

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.

"Exclusionary School Discipline and Children’s Physically Aggressive Behavior," (with Wade Jacobsen and Nayan Ramirez), Population Association 2016 Annual Meeting, April 2016.

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.