Selected Publications

Peer Review Journals

Ellis JM and Almgren G. Local Contexts and the Second Generation: Perspectives from the U.S. Experience. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. August 2009 35 (7), 1059-1076

Almgren G., Magarati M,  and Mogford D. Examining the Influences of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Social Capital on the Subjective Health of Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence. February 2009 32 (1): 109-133

 Bell J, Zimmerman F, Mayer J, Almgren G, Huebner C. Associations between Residential Segregation and Smoking during Pregnancy among Urban African-American Women. Journal of Urban Health, Volume 84, Number 3 / May, 2007.

Bell, J, Zimmerman, F. Almgren, G. ,Mayer  J. and,. Birth Outcomes among Urban African-American Women:A Multilevel Analysis of the Role of Racial Residential Segregation. Social Science & Medicine, December 2006 63 (12): 3030-3045.

Almgren, G. The Ecological Context of Interpersonal Violence: From Culture to Collective Efficacy. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 19 (9) February 2005.

Palazzo L. Guest A. and Almgren.  Economic Distress and Cause of Death Patterns for Black and Non-Black Men in Chicago, 1990: Reconsidering the Relevance of Classic Epidemiological Transition Theory. Social Biology 50 Spring 2003.  

Almgren G., Yamashiro G, and Ferguson M.. Beyond Welfare or Work: Teen Mothers, Household Subsistence Strategies, and Child Development Outcomes. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. September, 2002.

Almgren G and Marcenko, M. Emergency Room Use Among A Foster Care Sample: The Influence of Placement History, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Chronic Illness and Care Factors. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention Journal. Vol 1 (1) Summer 2001.

Kemp S., Almgren G., Gilchrist L and Eisinger A. Serving "the Whole Child": Prevention Practice and the U.S. Children's Bureau. Smith College Studies in Social Work. June, 2001, 475-499.

Almgren G., Kemp, S., and Eisinger, A.. The Legacy of Hull House and the Children's Bureau in the American Mortality Transition. Social Service Review, March, 2000.

Almgren, G. and Ferguson, M.. The Urban Ecology of Hospital Failure: Hospital Closures in the City of Chicago 1970-1991. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, December, 1999.

Almgren, G.R., Guest, A.M., Immerwahr, G.E. and Spittel, M. (1998). Joblessness, Family Disruption, and Violent Death in Chicago, 1970-1990. Social Forces 76 (4), 1465-1493.

Almgren, G.R. (1998). Mental Health Practice in Primary Care: Some Perspectives Concerning the Future of Social Work in Organized Delivery Systems. Smith College Studies in Social Work, March 1998.

Guest, A.M., Almgren, G.R. and Hussey, J.M. (1998). The Ecology of Race and Socioeconomic Distress: Infant and Working Age Mortality in Chicago. Demography, February 1998.


Almgren, G. Health Care Politics, Policies and Services: A Social Justice Analysis. New York: Springer, 2007.

Book Chapters

Gunnar Almgren and Sadhna Diwan. Typology of Chronic Illness and Impact on the Family. Grace Christ and Gunnar Almgren. Health Care and Older Adults Resource Review. National Center for Gerontological Social Work.


Gunnar Almgren. Policy Issues Related to Chronic Illness and Aging. Grace Christ and Gunnar Almgren. Health Care and Older Adults Resource Review. National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education.

Gunnar Almgren. Demographics: An Overview. Encyclopedia of Social Work:  20th Edition. New York: Oxford University Press and NASW. 2008.

Gunnar Almgren. “Statistics for Human Service Workers”. In Albert Roberts and Kenneth Yeager (eds.) Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and

Human Services. New York: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Almgren, G. Measuring Psychosocial Outcomes in Health Care Settings: Some Lessons from Early Generation Outcomes Research. The Social Worker's Desk Reference, Albert Roberts (Ed.) Oxford University Press. 2001.

Almgren, G. 2000. Community. The Encyclopedia of Sociology, Borgatta and Montgomery (Eds.). New York: McMillan.

Guest, A. and Almgren, G. 2000. Demographic Transition. The Encyclopedia of Sociology, Borgatta and Montgomery (Eds.). New York: McMillan.

Almgren, G.R. (1998). Primary Care as a Context for Mental Health Practice. In G. Schamess and A. Lightburn (eds.), Humane Managed Care? Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.

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