Fenaba Addo

Fenaba R. Addo

Assistant Professor of Consumer Science
4204 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive
608-262-2831
“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
-Zora Neale Hurston
Fenaba R. Addo is an Assistant Professor of Consumer Science at UW-Madison where she is also an affiliate of the Center for Financial Security, Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Demography and Ecology, and La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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Fenaba Addo CV

  • Cohabitation and marriage
  • Debt and wealth
  • Social determinants of racial health and wealth disparities
  • Transition to adulthood

 

Addo, Fenaba, Jason Houle, and Daniel Simon. 2016. “Young, Black, and (Still) in the Red: Parental Wealth, Race, and Student Loan Debt.” Race and Social Problems, DOI: 10.1007/s12552-016-9162-0.

Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Fenaba Addo, and Adrienne Frech. 2015. “First-birth Timing, Marital History, and Women’s Health at Midlife.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56, 514-533.

Addo, Fenaba. 2014. “Debt, Cohabitation, and Marriage in Young Adulthood.” Demography. 51, 1688-1701.

Sassler, Sharon, Kristi Williams, Fenaba Addo, Adrienne Frech, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013. “Family Structure and High School Graduation: How Children Born to Unmarried Mothers Fare.”Genus, 69, 1-33.

Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Adrienne Frech, Fenaba Addo, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013. “Policy Brief: Does Nonmarital Childbearing and Mother’s Later Marriage Influence Child Health in Adolescence?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54(3), 277.

Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Adrienne Frech, Fenaba Addo, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013. “Mothers’ Union Histories and the Mental and Physical Health of Adolescents Born to Unmarried Mothers.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54(3), 278-295.

Addo, Fenaba, and Daniel Lichter. 2013. “Marriage, Marital History, and Black-White Wealth Differentials among Older Women.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(2), 342-362.

Sassler, Sharon, Fenaba Addo, and Daniel Lichter. 2012. “The Tempo of Sexual Activity and Later Relationship Quality.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(4), 708-725.

Addo, Fenaba. 2012. “Ethnoracial Differences in Early Union Experiences among Young Adult Women.” The Review of Black Political Economy. 39(4), 427-444.

Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Adrienne Frech, Fenaba Addo, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2011. “Nonmarital Childbearing, Union History, and Women’s Health at Midlife.” American Sociological Review, 76(3), 465-486.

Addo, Fenaba and Sharon Sassler. 2010. “Financial Arrangements and Relationship Quality in Low-Income Couples.” Family Relations, 59(4), 408-423.

Sassler, Sharon, Fenaba Addo, and Elizabeth Hartmann. 2010. “The Tempo of Relationship Progression among Low-Income Couples.” Social Science Research, 39(5), 831-844.

CS 201 Consumer Research and Analysis : This course provides basic training in applied data analysis, with an emphasis on consumer research applications. Students are taught about ethical research practices while learning and applying the foundations of descriptive and inferential statistics.