According to his departmental profile, Dr. Kail’s research falls within two areas: one “focuses on the relationships between public and private benefits, work, unpaid work, and health throughout the life course,” while the other “explores state experimentation with welfare policies and the subsequent impact of these policies on the expansion of benefits.” His teaching interests include “aging and the life course, welfare state/social policy, work, health, research methods, and statistics.”
Check out some of Dr. Kail’s recent publications:
- Kail, Ben Lennox and David F. Warner. (2013) “Leaving Retirement: Age-Graded Relative Risks of Transitioning Back to Work or Dying.” Population Research and Policy Review 32(2):159-182.
- Carr, Dawn C., and Ben Lennox Kail. (2013) “The Influence of Unpaid Work on the Transition Out of Full-Time Paid Work.” The Gerontologist 53(1):92-101.
- Gayman, Mattew D., Manacy, Pai, Ben Lennox Kail, and Miles G. Taylor. (2013). “Reciprocity between Depressive Symptoms and Physical Limitations: Pre- and Post-Retirement: Exploring Racial Differences.” Journal of Aging and Health 25(4):555-573. *Article notes that all authors contributed equally to this study.
- Dixon, Marc, William F. Danaher, and Ben Lennox Kail. (2013). “Allies, Targets and the Effectiveness of Coalition Protest: A Comparative Analysis of Labor Unrest in the US South.” Mobilization 18(3):331-350.
- Kail, Ben Lennox. (2012). “Coverage or Costs: The Role of Health Insurance on Labor Market Reentry among Early Retirees.” Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 67B (1):113-120.