Jane Cooley Fruehwirth


Ph.D., Associate Professor, Economics


CPC Office: 123 W Franklin St, Room 2146

Campus Office: Gardner Hall, Room 208A
Campus Phone Number: (919) 866-4886

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Jane Cooley Fruehwirth is an economist with research interests in the determinants of social, economic and racial inequality. A central theme to her research is the role of social context in shaping disadvantage, particularly in the context of schools and friendships. She studies education policies at the elementary and secondary school level that are aimed at improving disadvantaged students’ outcomes, such as teaching practice, accountability and grade retention. More recently, her research delves into the determinants of mental health in adolescence, particularly the role of religion and social context.

Primary Research Areas:

  • Demography

  • Population Health

Information updated on 4/10/2019

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