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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 1522 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Editorial
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2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

Educational Disparities in Adult Mortality Across U.S. States: How Do They Differ, and Have They Changed Since the Mid-1980s?

Karas Montez, J., Zajacova, A., Hayward, M. D., Woolf, S. H., Chapman, D. & Beckfield, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Demography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
twenty-first century
death
twentieth century
trend
2018

Does college major matter for women's and men's health in midlife? Examining the horizontal dimensions of educational attainment

Karas Montez, J., Zhang, W., Zajacova, A. & Hamilton, T. G., Feb 1 2018, In : Social Science and Medicine. 198, p. 130-138 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Men's Health
Women's Health
Education
Health
health
4 Citations (Scopus)

Does the Functional Form of the Association Between Education and Mortality Differ by U.S. Region?

Sheehan, C., Karas Montez, J. & Sasson, I., Jan 2 2018, In : Biodemography and Social Biology. 64, 1, p. 63-81 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education
mortality
Education
Mortality
regional difference
1 Citation (Scopus)

Explaining the increasing disability prevalence among mid-life US adults, 2002 to 2016

Zajacova, A. & Karas Montez, J., Aug 1 2018, In : Social Science and Medicine. 211, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
disability
Interviews
Health
trend
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

Childhood socioeconomic circumstances and depressive symptom burden across 15 years of follow-up during midlife: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

Bromberger, J. T., Schott, L. L., Matthews, K. A., Kravitz, H. M., Harlow, S. D. & Karas Montez, J., Aug 1 2017, In : Archives of Women's Mental Health. 20, 4, p. 495-504 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health
Social Class
Depression
Social Support
Area Under Curve
13 Citations (Scopus)

Disparities in disability by educational attainment across US states

Karas Montez, J., Zajacova, A. & Hayward, M. D., Jul 1 2017, In : American Journal of Public Health. 107, 7, p. 1101-1108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Poverty
Activities of Daily Living
Surveys and Questionnaires
10 Citations (Scopus)

Do U.S. states' socioeconomic and policy contexts shape adult disability?

Karas Montez, J., Hayward, M. D. & Wolf, D. A., Apr 1 2017, In : Social Science and Medicine. 178, p. 115-126 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taxes
disability
Independent Living
Self Care
Tobacco Products
8 Citations (Scopus)

Physical Functioning Trends among US Women and Men Age 45–64 by Education Level

Zajacova, A. & Karas Montez, J., Jan 2 2017, In : Biodemography and Social Biology. 63, 1, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disability
educational status
education
Education
trend
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Health Penalty of the GED: Testing the Role of Noncognitive Skills, Health Behaviors, and Economic Factors*

Zajacova, A. & Karas Montez, J., Mar 1 2017, In : Social Science Quarterly. 98, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health behavior
economic factors
penalty
health
school graduate
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)

Alcohol's collateral damage: Childhood exposure to problem drinkers and subsequent adult mortality risk

Rogers, R. G., Lawrence, E. M. & Karas Montez, J., 2016, In : Social Forces. 95, 2, p. 809-836 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

damages
mortality
childhood
alcohol
Childhood
7 Citations (Scopus)

Childhood socioeconomic circumstances, inflammation, and hemostasis among midlife women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

Matthews, K. A., Chang, Y., Bromberger, J. T., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C. A., Kravitz, H. M., Thurston, R. C. & Karas Montez, J., 2016, In : Psychosomatic Medicine. 78, 3, p. 311-318 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health
Hemostasis
Social Class
Inflammation
Body Mass Index
25 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining inequalities in women's mortality between U.S. States

Karas Montez, J., Zajacova, A. & Hayward, M. D., Dec 1 2016, In : SSM - Population Health. 2, p. 561-571 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
Mortality
social cohesion
Logistic Models
Economics
13 Citations (Scopus)

Life-Course Socioeconomic Status and Metabolic Syndrome among Midlife Women

Karas Montez, J., Bromberger, J. T., Harlow, S. D., Kravitz, H. M. & Matthews, K. A., Nov 1 2016, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 71, 6, p. 1097-1107 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
social status
childhood
incidence
Incidence
2 Citations (Scopus)
educational attainment
mortality
resource
resources
health
2015
40 Citations (Scopus)

Childhood Adversities and Adult Cardiometabolic Health: Does the Quantity, Timing, and Type of Adversity Matter?

Friedman, E. M., Karas Montez, J., Sheehan, C. M., Guenewald, T. L. & Seeman, T. E., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 27, 8, p. 1311-1338 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

childhood
event
Health
health
Sex Offenses
46 Citations (Scopus)

Educational attainment and adult health: Under what conditions is the association causal?

Karas Montez, J. & Friedman, E. M., Feb 1 2015, In : Social Science and Medicine. 127, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Status Disparities
Social Determinants of Health
Financial Support
Educational Status
socioeconomic factors

Montez and Zajacova respond

Karas Montez, J. & Zajacova, A., Jan 1 2015, In : American Journal of Public Health. 105, 1, p. e1-e2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Work-family context and the longevity disadvantage of US women

Karas Montez, J., Martikainen, P., Remes, H. & Avendano, M., Jun 1 2015, In : Social Forces. 93, 4, p. 1567-1597 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

family work
mortality
income
life expectancy
Finland
2014
80 Citations (Scopus)

Cumulative Childhood Adversity, Educational Attainment, and Active Life Expectancy Among U.S. Adults

Karas Montez, J. & Hayward, M. D., 2014, In : Demography. 51, 2, p. 413-435 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life expectancy
childhood
mortality
health consequences
health
16 Citations (Scopus)
retirement age
Retirement
Health
health
Student Dropouts
32 Citations (Scopus)
Mortality
Small-Area Analysis
Taxes
Health Surveys
Interviews
7 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in Work–Family Context Among U.S. Women by Education Level, 1976 to 2011

Karas Montez, J., Sabbath, E., Glymour, M. M. & Berkman, L. F., Oct 1 2014, In : Population Research and Policy Review. 33, 5, p. 629-648 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education
trend
ethnic group
womens status
ethnicity
25 Citations (Scopus)

Why is life expectancy declining among low-educated women in the United States?

Karas Montez, J. & Zajacova, A., Oct 1 2014, In : American Journal of Public Health. 104, 10, p. e5-e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Status Disparities
Educational Status
Life Expectancy
2013

Explaining the Widening Education Gap in Mortality among U.S. White Women

Montez, J. K. & Zajacova, A., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 54, 2, p. 165-181 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Mortality
Health Behavior
Smoking
Economics
44 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining the widening education gap in mortality among U.S. white women.

Karas Montez, J. & Zajacova, A., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 54, 2, p. 166-182 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Mortality
Health Behavior
Smoking
Economics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Policy Brief

Karas Montez, J. & Zajacova, A., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 54, 2, p. 164 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

The socioeconomic origins of physical functioning among older U.S. adults

Karas Montez, J., Dec 1 2013, In : Advances in Life Course Research. 18, 4, p. 244-256 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Health
education
health
Obesity
52 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in mortality risk by education level and cause of death among US White Women from 1986 to 2006

Karas Montez, J. & Zajacova, A., Mar 2013, In : American Journal of Public Health. 103, 3, p. 473-479 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cause of Death
Education
Mortality
Lung Neoplasms
Smoking
7 Citations (Scopus)
Health Status Disparities
Educational Status
Mortality
2012
91 Citations (Scopus)

Educational Attainment and Adult Mortality in the United States: A Systematic Analysis of Functional Form

Karas Montez, J., Hummer, R. A. & Hayward, M. D., Feb 2012, In : Demography. 49, 1, p. 315-336 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
school
human capital
gender
ability
68 Citations (Scopus)

The Significance of Education for Mortality Compression in the United States

Brown, D. C., Hayward, M. D., Karas Montez, J., Hummer, R. A., Chiu, C. T. & Hidajat, M. M., Aug 2012, In : Demography. 49, 3, p. 819-840 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
education
old age
level of education
health
2011
10 Citations (Scopus)

A Window of Vulnerability: Health Insurance Coverage Among Women 55 to 64 Years of Age

Angel, J. L., Karas Montez, J. & Angel, R. J., Jan 2011, In : Women's Health Issues. 21, 1, p. 6-11 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insurance coverage
Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance
health insurance
vulnerability
84 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in the educational gradient of U.S. Adult mortality from 1986 through 2006 by race, gender, and age group

Karas Montez, J., Hummer, R. A., Hayward, M. D., Woo, H. & Rogers, R. G., Jan 2011, In : Research on Aging. 33, 2, p. 145-171 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

age group
mortality
Age Groups
Mortality
gender
2010
639 Citations (Scopus)

Social relationships and health: a flashpoint for health policy.

Umberson, D. & Karas Montez, J., 2010, In : Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 51 Suppl

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Policy
Health
Health Behavior
Research
Mental Health
2009
20 Citations (Scopus)

Employment, marriage, and inequality in health insurance for Mexican-origin women

Karas Montez, J., Angel, J. L. & Angel, R. J., Jun 2009, In : Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 50, 2, p. 132-148 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Insurance
Marriage
Insurance Coverage
African Americans
Women's Health
5 Citations (Scopus)

The work/health insurance nexus: A weak link for Mexican-Origin men

Angel, R. J., Angel, J. L. & Karas Montez, J., Dec 2009, In : Social Science Quarterly. 90, 5, p. 1112-1133 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health insurance
coverage
insurance coverage
worker
type of employment
54 Citations (Scopus)

Why is the educational gradient of mortality steeper for men?

Karas Montez, J., Hayward, M. D., Brown, D. C. & Hummer, R. A., 2009, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 64, 5, p. 625-634 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
Mortality
gender-specific factors
Health Behavior
health behavior
2008
67 Citations (Scopus)
acculturation
Mexican Americans
Acculturation
fat intake
Vegetables
2005
18 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding the diabetic body-self

Karas Montez, J. & Karner, T. X., Oct 2005, In : Qualitative Health Research. 15, 8, p. 1086-1104 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Somatotypes
chronic illness
Blindness
Amputation
Renal Insufficiency