Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Mazelis, Joan Maya. 2017. Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties Among the Poor. New York: NYU Press.
  • Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam and Joan Maya Mazelis. 2016. “Urbanism and Happiness: A Test of Wirth’s Theory of Urban Life.” Urban Studies. DOI:
  • Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam and Joan Maya Mazelis. 2016. “More Unequal in Income, More Unequal in Wellbeing.” Social Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1327-0
  • Mazelis, Joan Maya. 2015. “I got to try to give back: How Reciprocity Norms in a Poor People’s Organization Influence Members’ Social Capital.” Journal of Poverty 19 (1): 109-131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2014.979458
  • Mazelis, Joan Maya. 2015. “Social Ties Among the Poor in a Neoliberal Capitalist Society.” Pp. 421-427 in The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Mazelis, Joan Maya and Brendan M. Gaughan. 2015. “We Are the 99 Percent: The Rise of Poverty and the Decline of Poverty Stigma.” Pp. 161-169 in The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Seligsohn, Andrew and Joan Maya Mazelis. 2015. “Deindustrialized Small Cities and Poverty: The View from Camden.” Pp. 26-32 in The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Mazelis, Joan Maya and Laryssa Mykyta. 2011. “Relationship Status and Activated Kin Support: The Role of Need and Norms.” Journal of Marriage and Family 73: 430-445.
  • Scott, Ellen K., Kathryn Edin, Andrew S. London, and Joan Maya Mazelis. 2001. “My Children Come First: Welfare-Reliant Women’s Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Trade-Offs and Marriage.” Pp. 132-153 in For Better and For Worse: Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families, edited by Greg J. Duncan and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.