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FAMDEM: Family Analysts Meeting to Discuss Emerging Manuscripts

FAMDEM, originated in Fall 2008, is a friendly, informal group for students, faculty, and postdocs to present early results from (and get feedback on) their research on Family Demography. Families are central to many social processes at the macro and micro levels. Marriage and childcare continue to be highly gendered, with implications for stratification in the workplace. Changes in work and social policy over the past century have had profound implications for social expectations about marriage, fertility, and intergenerational relationships. Families continue to link the opportunities of children to those of their parents and thus families are still central to (re)production of the next generation. These are some of the topics of research FAMDEM members discuss at meetings.

We meet from 1-2 Wednesdays in CLA 2.706 (PRC Conference room)

FAMDEM Particpants: If you want to present send an email to

Upcoming presentations. 

August 21.

Recent presentations

       June 12.  Shannon Cavanagh. "The Sibship Penalty and Health: Findings from a Comparative Analysis." (informal)

        May 15. Jennifer Glass. "Estimates of U.S. Mothers’ Lifetime Risk of Becoming a Primary Breadwinner" (informal)

April 17.  Christina Caramanis. "Child Care Choices and Academic Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Socio-Demographic Structure." Discussant: Haley Stritzel

March 27. Rachel Donnelly. "Precarious Work and Marital Dissolution among Mid- and Later-Life Adults."  

March 27. Hyungmin Cha. "Socioeconomic Disadvantage, Life Course Dynamics, and Sexual Efficacy During the Transition to Adulthood" 

February 6. Inbar Weiss and Carolina Aragão "Assimilation and Household Instability among Children in Immigrant Families."

January 30. Kelly Musick. “Occupational Inflexibility and Women’s Employment During the Transition to Parenthood” Discussant: Aida Villanueva

January 23. Shih-Yi Chao "Gender Inequality in Housework and Heterosexual Unions in the 2000s" Discussant: Joanna Pepin

December 12. Michelle Eilers and Abigail Weitzman. “Young Women’s Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use Amidst Conflicting Desires and Morals” 

November 14. Joanna Pepin. "Cross-national Differences in Married and Cohabiting Couples' Approaches to Income Organization." Discussant: Alicia Duncombe 

October 31. Haley Stritzel "Predictors of Family Preservation Over Time: Evidence from the NLSY79 and NLSY97" Discussant: Rob Crosnoe.

October 17. Isabel McLoughlin & Abigail Weitzman. "Religiosity, Anticipated Guilt, and Contraceptive Workarounds: New Evidence from a Longitudinal Panel of Young Adult Women." Discussant: Aida Villanueva

October 3. Liz Ackert. "Lonely Only Children? Time-use Patterns among Adolescent Children With and Without Siblings" Discussant: Kelly Raley

September 19. M. Carolina Aragao and Aida Villanueva. "Household composition and mother's work outcomes in Peru and Brazil." Discussant: Abigail Weitzman

September 5. Kathleen Broussard and Abigail Weitzman "Fertility Desires After Sibling Loss: Evidence from a High Mortality Context.” Discussant Isabel McLoughlin.

July 11: Abigail Weitzman "Adding Insult to Injury? The Secondary Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence and Women's Risk of Non-Communicable Disease"  

May 23: Kelly Raley "Estimating Children’s Household Instability between Birth and Age 16 Using Longitudinal Household Roster Data (SIPP)"

April 18: Carol Johnston. "Pathways of Partnership and Parenting among American Women"

April 4: Aida Villanueva and Carolina Aragao. "Girls’ Domestic and Care Work in Brazil: Educational Consequences and Connections to Mothers’ Work"

February 21: Kathleen Broussard and Abigail Weitzman. “Fertility Intentions and Ideals after Sibling Loss: Evidence from a High-Mortality Context.” Discussant: Michelle Eilers

January 24: Aashish Gupta and Diane Coffey. “Social disadvantage and mental health: A developing country perspective.” Discussant: Yiwen Wang


Liz Ackert, Postdoc 
M. Carolina Aragao, Graduate Student
Kathleen Brousard, Graduate Student
Kristen Burke, Graduate Student
Christina Caramanis, Graduate Student
Shannon Cavanagh, Professor
Hyungmin Cha, Graduate Student
Shih-Yi Chao, Graduate Student
Robert Crosnoe, Professor
Diane Coffey, Professor 
Rachel Donnelly, Graduate Student
Alicia Duncombe, Graduate Student
Michelle Eilers, Graduate Student
Elizabeth Ela, Postdoc
Michael Garcia, Graduate Student
Jennifer Glass, Professor
Carol Johnston, Postdoc
Karen Lee, Graduate Student 
Isabel McLoughlin, Graduate Student
Joanna Pepin, Postdoc
Kelly Raley, Professor
Haley Stritzel, Graduate Student
Aida Villanueva, Graduate Student
Yiwen Wang, Graduate Student
Alex Weinreb, Professor
Inbar Weiss, Graduate Student

Select Publications

Ackert, Elizabeth, Robert Ressler, Arya Ansari, and Robert Crosnoe. 2018. "Maternal Employment, Community Contexts, and the Child-Care Arrangements of Diverse Groups." Journal of Marriage and Family 80:1210-1224. 

Yahirun, Jenjira and Erika Arenas. 2018. "Offspring Migration and Parents' Emotional and Psychological Well-being in Mexico." Journal of Marriage and Family

Cobb, J. Adam and Ken-Hou Lin. 2017. “Growing Apart: The Declining Firm-Size Wage Effect and Its Wage Inequality Consequence.” Organization Science 28: 429-446.

Ansari, Arya, et al.. 2017. "Differential Third-Grade Outcomes Associated with Attending Publicly Funded Preschool Programs for Low Income Latino Children." Child Development 88: 1743-1756

Olson, Julie Skalamera and Robert Crosnoe. 2017. “Are You Still Bringing Me Down? Romantic Involvement and Depressive Symptoms from Adolescence to Young Adulthood.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior .

Frisco, Michelle, Marin R. Wenger, and Derek A. Kreager. 2017. "Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions." Social Science Research. 62: 291-304.

Kuo, Janet Chen-Lan and R. Kelly Raley. 2016. “Is it All about Money? Work Characteristics and Women’s and Men’s Marriage Formation in Early Adulthood.” Journal of Family Issues. 37:1046-1073 DOI: 10.1177/0192513X14530973

Kim, Yujin and R. Kelly Raley. 2015. “Race-Ethnic Differences in the Non-marital Fertility Rates in 2006–2010. Population Research and Policy Review. 34(1): 141-159. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-014-9342-9

Augustine, Jennifer March and R. Kelly Raley. April 2013. “Multigenerational Households and the School Readiness of Children Born to Unmarried Mothers.” Journal of Family Issues 34(4): 431-459. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X12439177

Raley, R. Kelly, Kim, Yujin, and Kimberly Daniels. 2012. “Young adults' fertility expectations and events, Associations with college enrollment and persistence.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 74: 866-879. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00990.x

McNamee, Catherine M. and R. Kelly Raley. 2011. “A Note on Race, Ethnicity and Nativity Differentials in Remarriage in the United States.” Demographic Research. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.13

Uecker, Jeremy E and Mark D. Regnerus. 2010. Bare Market: Campus Sex Ratios, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Behavior. The Sociological Quarterly 51: 408-435

Past Participants

Jennifer Augustine, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
Rachel Behler, Facebook
Elizabeth Cozzolino, Indeed 
Kimberly Daniels, Associate Service Fellow at National Center for Health Statistics
Michelle Frisco, Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography, Penn State University
Conrad Hackett, Associate Director, Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center
Pina Holway, Assistant Professor University of Texas San Antonio
Sarah Kendig, Assistant Professor Arkansas State University
Yujin Kim, Assistant Professor, Kangwon University
Rhiannon Kroeger, Assistant Professor Louisiana State University
Janet Kuo, Assistant Professor National Taiwan University
David McClendon, Research Associate Pew Research
Cate McNamee, Lecturer (tenure track) Queen’s University Belfast
Julie Skalamera Olson, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina
Nina Palmo
, Lecturer University of Texas
David Pedulla, Assistant Professor,  Stanford University
Kate Prickett, Director of the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children and a senior lecturer in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand
Robert Ressler, Graduate Student 
Goleen Samari, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Population and Family Health
Chuck Stokes, Associate Professor, Samford University
Ellyn Arevalo Steidl , Indeed
Kate Sullivan, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Jeremy Uecker Associate Professor Baylor University
Jenjira Yahirun Assistant Researcher University of Hawaii

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