Rukmalie Jayakody

Rukmalie Jayakody

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Demography

716 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

Biography:

Rukmalie Jayakody’s research examines the nature of social changes and how social change impacts individuals, families, and communities. She is currently examining how the introduction of television changes individual attitudes and community dynamics using a randomized experiment that introduces television to Treatment villages but not to Control villages in remote areas of Vietnam. She is particularly interested in mixed-methods research using mutually reinforcing qualitative and quantitative data.