Family instability, child wellbeing, and extended family relationships among disadvantaged families. More specifically, her research longitudinally investigates how non-marital childbearing influences parental bonds, extended kin involvement, and child wellbeing.
Högnäs, Robin .S. and Heidi Williams. 2017. “Maternal Kinship Involvement and Father Identity in Fragile Families.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38 (2): 249-262.
Williams, Heidi and Robin S. Högnäs. Forthcoming. “Low-Income Single Parents, Postsecondary Education, and Access to Unilateral Support: A Case Study of THEA.” Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology.