Peer-Reviewed Articles

Caudillo, Mónica L., Seungwan Kim, Jaein Lee, and Jingwen Liu. 2o24.”Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Dyadic Pregnancy Intentions Preceding Births in the United States.” Population Research and Policy Review. 43:13.

Weitzman, Abigail, Mónica L. Caudillo, and Eldad Levy. 2024. “Hybridized Interpersonal Violence in Latin America: Causes and Patterns.Annual Review of Criminology. 7:163-186. 

Liao, Janny, Henning Schröder, Elliot Chin, Muideen Owolabi Bakare, Ramaele Moshoeshoe, Mónica L. Caudillo, Kerim M. Munir, Jan-Walter De Neve. 2023. “The effect of school-entry age on health is understudied in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review and future directions for research.” SSM – Population Health. 22, pp. 101423.

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Jaein Lee. 2023. “Community Violence and the Instability of Marriages and Cohabitations in Mexico.Social Forces. 102(1), pp. 287–309.

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Jaein Lee. 2023. “Local Violence and Transitions to Cohabitation and Marriage in Mexico.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 85(2), pp.345-369. (Published online October 2022)

Caudillo, Mónica L., Andrés Villarreal, and Philip N. Cohen. 2022. “The Opioid Epidemic and Children’s Living Arrangements in the United States, 2000-2018.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 703(1), pp.162-187. (Published online March 2023)

Caudillo, Mónica L., Constanza Hurtado-Acuna, Michael Rendall and Michel Boudreaux. 2022. “Association of the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now Initiative with Postpartum LARC Use.” Maternal and Child Health Journal. 26:1657–1666.

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Andrés Villarreal. 2021. “The Opioid Epidemic and Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States, 2000-2016.” Demography. 58 (1): 345–378.

Mishel, Emma, Tristan Bridges, and Mónica L. Caudillo. 2021. “GOOGLE, TELL ME. IS HE GAY?: Masculinity, Heterosexuality, and Gendered Anxieties in Google Search Queries about Sexuality.” Sociological Perspectives. 7.

Caudillo, Mónica L., Shelby N. Hickman, and Sally Simpson. 2020. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship Between Risk-Taking and the Effectiveness of Adolescents’ Contraceptive Use.” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 52(4).

Rendall, Michael S., Eowna Young Harrison, and Mónica L. Caudillo. 2o2o. “Intentionally or Ambivalently Risking a Short Inter-pregnancy Interval: Reproductive Readiness Factors in Women’s Postpartum Non-Use of Contraception.” Demography. 57: 821–841.

Mishel, E., Paula England, Jessie Ford, and Mónica L. Caudillo. 2020. “Cohort Increases In Sex With Same-Sex Partners: Do Trends Vary by Gender, Race, and Class?.” Gender & Society. 34(2): 178-209.

Caudillo, Mónica L. 2019. “School Progression Relative to Age and Family-Related Transitions Among Teenagers in Mexico.” Demography. 56: 863–890.

Caudillo, Mónica L. 2017. “How Does the Personal Become Political? Assessing the Impact of Maternal Employment on Daughters’ and Sons’ Political Skills and Behavior.” Social Science Research. 64: 119-136.

  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Family Section, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2015
  • Blue Ribbon Poster Award, Population Association of America, 2014

Paula England, Emma Mishel, and Mónica L. Caudillo. 2016. “Increases in Sex with Same-Sex Partners and Bisexual Identity Across Cohorts of Women (but Not Men).” Sociological Science. Nov. 7th.

England, Paula, Mónica L. Caudillo, Krystale Littlejohn, Brooke Conroy Bass, and Joanna Reed. 2016. “Why Do Young, Unmarried Women Who Don’t Want to Get Pregnant Contracept Inconsistently? Mixed-Method Evidence for the Role of Efficacy.” Socius. 2:1-15.

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Florencia Torche. 2014. “Exposure to Local Homicides and Early Educational Achievement in Mexico.” Sociology of Education 87(2): 89-105.

  • Featured in USA Today.

Reed, Joanna, Paula England, Krystale Littlejohn, Brooke Conroy Bass, and Mónica L. Caudillo. 2014. “Consistent and Inconsistent Contraception Among Young Women: Insights from Qualitative Interviews.” Family Relations 63(2): 244-258.

Working Papers

Caudillo, Mónica L. “Assessing the Impact of Local Violence on Teenage Fertility: The Case of Mexico.” Maryland Population Research Center Working Paper Series. PWP-MPRC-2017-006.

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Michel Boudreaux. “Restrictions to Abortion Access and Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Contraceptive Use among US Teenagers.” Maryland Population Research Center Working Paper Series. PWP-MPRC-2019-002

Book Chapters

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Paula England. 2019. “Women’s sexual orientation and sexual behavior: How well do they match?” in The Contexts Reader. 3rd Edition. Edited by Syed Ali and Philip Cohen. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Book Reviews

Caudillo, Mónica L. 2009. Review of The Transnational Country: Mexican Migration and Social Change Through the Border, edited by Marina Ariza and Alejandro Portes, UNAM. Polí­tica y Gobierno 16, No. 1 (In Spanish).

Other Publications

Caudillo, Mónica L. July 17, 2017. “Could having an employed mother make daughters more politically active?” Work in Progress Blog of the American Sociological Association (

Caudillo, Mónica L., Paula England, and Eliza Brown. June 12, 2017. “Class Differences in Women’s Cohabitation in Early Adulthood.” Sexuality and Inequality Blog on the Contexts Website, (

Caudillo, Mónica L. and Paula England. July 22, 2015. “Women’s Sexual Orientation and Sexual Behavior: How Well Do They Match?” Sexuality and Inequality Blog on the Contexts Website.

Caudillo, Mónica L. 2009. “The Prison of Purity: Women and Identity Politics.” Contrapunto 3(5): 9-11. (In Spanish).