School of Social and Political Science

Alexander Janus

Job Title

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Sociology

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Room number

6.2

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

(0)7454 922590

I grew up outside of Chicago, IL. I have degrees from Carleton College in Northfield, MN (BA), the University of Wisconsin--Madison (MS), and the University of California, Berkeley (PhD). I worked as a statistician at the US Census Bureau in Washington, DC after earning my MS. Before coming to Edinburgh, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford.

My current research focuses on the role of family caregivers in older people's wider support networks. I also have extensive interests in quantitative analysis and survey methodology.

My research has received media coverage in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/opinion/trump-immigration-democrats-…), the Wall Street Journal, the Vancouver Sun, Breitbart News, and the PBS talk show Charlie Rose.

In addition to my role as Lecturer in Sociology and Quantitative Methods, I am affiliated with the Centre for Statistics, the Edinburgh Q-Step Centre, and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.

Publications

Janus, Alexander L. and Alison Koslowsi. 2019. "Whose Responsibility? Elder Support Norms Regarding the Provision and Financing of Assistance with Daily Activities across Economically Developed Countries." European Journal of Ageing Forthcoming.

Janus, Alexander L. and Pamela Doty. 2018. "Trends in Informal Care for Disabled Older Americans, 1982-2012." The Gerontologist 58(5):863-871.

Janus, Alexander L. and John Ermisch. 2015. "Who Pays for Home Care? A Study of Nationally Representative Data on Disabled Older Americans." BMC: Health Services Research 15:1-14.

Janus, Alexander L. 2013. “The Implications of Family Policy Regimes for Mothers’ Autonomy.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 34:96-110.

Janus, Alexander L. 2013. “The Gap Between Mothers’ Work -Family Orientations and Employment Trajectories in 18 OECD Countries.” European Sociological Review 29(4):752-766.

Hout, Michael and Alexander L. Janus. 2011. "Educational Mobility in the United States Since the 1930s." In Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children, edited by G. Duncan and R. Murnane. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Janus, Alexander L. 2010. "The Influence of Social Desirability Pressures on Expressed Immigration Attitudes." Social Science Quarterly 91(4):928-46.

Janus, Alexander L. 2009. “Disability and the Transition to Adulthood.” Social Forces 88(1):99-120.

Day, Jennifer Cheeseman, Alexander L. Janus, and Jessica Davis. 2005. Computer and Internet Use in the United States. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce.

Research interests

Research themes

Research interests

Family Eldercare, Long-Term Services and Supports, Quantitative Methods

Topics interested in supervising

Family Eldercare, Long-Term Services and Supports, Quantitative Analysis, Survey Methodology, Sociology of Aging, Social Gerontology, Social Demography, Sociology of Family, Long-Term Care Policy, Family Policy

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Janus A, Koslowski A. Whose responsibility? Elder support norms regarding the provision and financing of assistance with daily activities across economically developed countries. European Journal of Ageing. 2020 Mar;17(1):95-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-019-00515-z
Janus A, Doty P. Trends in informal care for disabled older Americans, 1982-2012. Gerontologist. 2018 Oct;58(5):863–871. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx076
Janus AL, Ermisch J. Who pays for home care? A study of nationally representative data on disabled older Americans. BMC Health Services Research. 2015 Jul 31;15:1-14. 301. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-0978-x
Janus A. The Implications of Family Policy Regimes for Mothers’ Autonomy. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 2013 Dec;34:96-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2013.09.001
Janus A. The Gap Between Mothers’ Work–Family Orientations and Employment Trajectories in 18 OECD Countries. European Sociological Review. 2013 Aug 4;29(4):752-766. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcs055
Hout M, Janus A. Educational Mobility in the United States Since the 1930s. In Whither Opportunity? . Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. p. 165-186
Janus A. The Influence of Social Desirability Pressures on Expressed Immigration Attitudes. Social Science Quarterly. 2010 Dec;91(4):928-946. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00742.x
Janus A. Disability and the Transition to Adulthood. Social Forces. 2009;88(1):99-120. https://doi.org/10.1353/sof.0.0248
Day JC, Janus A, Davis J. Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2003. October 2015 ed. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce, 2005. 13 p.