Publications

Nielsen, R. B., Fletcher, C. N., & Bartholomae, S. (2016). Consumer finances of low-income families. In J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of Consumer Finance Research (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28887-1_14

Sabia, J. J., & Nielsen, R. B. (2015). Minimum wages, poverty, and material hardship: New evidence from the SIPP. Review of Economics of the Household, 13(1), 95-134. doi:10.1007/s11150-012-9171-8

Barton, A., Futris, T., & Nielsen, R. B. (2015). Linking financial distress to marital quality: The intermediary roles of demand/withdraw and spousal gratitude expressions. Personal Relationships, 22(3), 536-549. doi:10.1111/pere.12094

Wilmarth, M. J., Nielsen, R. B., & Futris, T. (2014). Financial wellness and relationship satisfaction: Does communication mediate? Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 43(2), 131-144. doi:10.1111/fcsr.12092 

Nickols, S. Y., & Nielsen, R. B. (2011). “So many people are struggling”: Developing social empathy through a poverty simulation. Journal of Poverty, 15(1), 22-42.

Nielsen, R. B. (2010). Assessing financial wellness via computer-assisted telephone interviews. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 21(2), 13-26.

Nielsen, R. B., Garasky, S. B., & Chatterjee, S. (2010). Food insecurity and out-of-pocket medical expenditures: Competing basic needs? Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(2), 138-152.

Fletcher, C. N., Garasky, S. B., Jensen, H. H., & Nielsen, R. B. (2010). Transportation access:  A key employment barrier for rural low-income families. Journal of Poverty, 14(2), 1-22.

Futris, T., Nielsen, R. B., & Olmstead, S. B. (2010). No degree, no job: Adolescent mothers’ perceptions of the impact that adolescent fathers’ human capital has on paternal financial and social capital. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(1), 1-20.

Garasky, S., Nielsen, R. B., & Fletcher, C. N. (2008). Consumer finances of low-income families: Looking beyond income and earnings. In J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of Consumer Finance Research. New York: Springer.

Nielsen, R. B., & Garasky, S. B. (2008). Health insurance stability and health status: Do family-level coverage patterns matter? Journal of Family Issues, 29(11), 1471-1491.

Nielsen, R. B., & Garasky, S. B. (2008). Health insurance and personal finance: Coverage matters for individuals and families. Journal of Personal Finance, 7(1), 68-95.

DeVaney, S.A., Anong, S. T., & Yang, Y. (2007). Asset ownership of black and white families. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 18(1), 33-45.

Fletcher, C. N., Garasky, S. B., & Nielsen, R. B. (2005). Transportation hardship: Are you better off with a car? Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 26(3), 323-343.

Grants

Wilmarth, M. J., Seay, M. C., & Nielsen, R. B. The dynamics of food and housing assistance programs before and after the Great Recession. Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Small Grant. 07/01/2014 – 12/31/2015. $39,709.

Nielsen, R. B., & Lee, J. S. Do food acquisition patterns vary by food security status, the receipt of SNAP, and health? Evidence from the first National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS). United States Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellowships: Administered by University of Georgia's Sustainable Food Systems Program. 08/01/2014 - 07/01/2016. $34,434.

Nielsen, R. B., Roberts, T. Gibson, S., & Chapman, S. Enhancing the awareness of the causes and consequences of persistent poverty in five Southwest Georgia counties. Athens, GA: University of Georgia College of Agriculture. 08/01/2007 – 05/31/2008. $13,050.

Nielsen, R. B., & Futris, T. G. Healthy families, healthy finances: A joint proposal to investigate relationship dynamics and financial decision making among couples. University of Georgia Research Foundation, University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and University of Georgia FACS Cooperative Extension. 01/01/2007- 12/31/2007. $12,000.

Nielsen, R. B., & Atiles, J. H. My Medicare Matters in Georgia. Athens, GA: National Council on the Aging, Access to Benefits Coalition, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. 11/01/2007 - 12/31/2007. $99,176.