Gender and Family

Research in this cluster explores the ways in which gender, sexuality, and kinship relations shape individuals’ experiences. We view gender and the family as distinct but often overlapping dimensions of social stratification. We share a commitment to producing rigorous research that both reveals and explains these relationships. Scholarship in this cluster is methodologically diverse, including in-depth interviewing, ethnographic, historical, comparative, and quantitative approaches. An informal biweekly working group brings together faculty and graduate students working in this area.

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Jasmin Sandelson

Congratulations to Jasmin Sandelson

March 9, 2017

Congratulations to Jasmin Sandelson, whose qualifying paper "Relational Resources: Poverty, Peer Support, and Adolescent Wellbeing" received the graduate student paper award from the Youth, Aging and the Life Course section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Man in suit and woman in wedding dress walk through snow, with backs to the camera

How work, gender norms, and money shape the risk of divorce

February 1, 2017

Through the second half of the 20th century, American women participated in the labor force at increasing rates. Divorce rates also rose rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, raising concerns that the trends were related: perhaps marriages became less stable because women were no longer dependent on men for their financial well-being.

But women’s economic independence from their husbands isn’t the only way that money, work,… Read more about How work, gender norms, and money shape the risk of divorce

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