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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The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

October 1, 2019

The dramatic transformation of family patterns in advanced capitalist societies has received much attention in both academia and the popular press. News coverage of family change in East Asia, especially, is fueling alarm and anxiety with frequent stories about how low-fertility rates are contributing to rapidly aging populations, an unsustainable trend given the fragility of pension programs specifically, and welfare systems generally.... Read more about The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

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