Research Interests and Project Expertise
Work, Family, and Time; Education, Labor, and Life Course; Demographic Data Infrastructure
I began working at MPC as a research assistant in 2004 and as full-time research staff in 2007. I oversee the US Survey Projects at MPC, working closely with senior staff, and I direct the ATUS-X and IPUMS-CPS teams.
My research interests are at the intersection of gender, work and family, aging and the life course, and time use. I am currently engaging in research on the time use of retirement-age Americans, time allocataion patterns of men and women with different work and family configurations, and momentary assessments of subjective well being. An additional line of research is methodological in nature, for example, demonstrating the feasibility of using CPS data longitudinally.
Genadek, Katie R., Sarah Flood, and Joan Garcia Roman. 2016. “Trends in Spouses’ Shared Time in the United States, 1965-2012.” forthcoming Demography
Musick, Kelly, Ann Meier, Sarah Flood, and Rachel Dunifon. 2016. “Well-Being Penalty for Employed Mothers? Parental Work Arrangements and Maternal Well-Being.” Demography 53:649-674.
Flood, Sarah M., and Phyllis Moen. 2015. “Healthy Time Use in the Encore Years: Do Work, Resources, Relations, and Gender Matter?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56(1): 1-24.