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Andrew J. Cherlin
Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Department Chair
My research is in the sociology of families and public policy. I have published books and articles on topics such as marriage and divorce, children's well-being, intergenerational relations, family policy, and welfare policy. I am the principal investigator of the "Three-City Study," an interdisciplinary study of low-income children and their caregivers in the post-welfare-reform era. The study’s web site includes downloadable documents that describe the study and a searchable list of publications. The data from all three survey waves of our study are publicly available through Sociometrics and ICPSR.
I am also the author of a textbook in the sociology of the family, Public and Private Families: An Introduction (Sixth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010); and a companion reader, Public and Private Families: A Reader (Sixth edition, McGraw-Hill 2010).
My most recent book is The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family Today (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009).
Andrew J. Cherlin, Elizabeth Talbert, and Suzumi Yasutake. 2014. "Changing Fertility Regimes and the Transition to Adulthood: Evidence from a Recent Cohort." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Boston, May 3, 2014. (Read Online)
Andrew J.Cherlin. 2012. “Goode's World Revolution and Family Patterns: A Reconsideration at Fifty Years.” Population and Development Review 38: 577–607. (Read Online)
Andrew J. Cherlin. 2010. “Demographic Trends in the United States: A Review of Research in the 2000s.” Journal of Marriage and Family 72: 1-17. (Read Online)
Andrew J. Cherlin, Bianca Frogner, David Ribar, and Robert Moffitt. 2009. “Welfare Reform in the mid-2000s: How African-American and Hispanic Families in Three Cities are Faring.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 621: 178-201. (Read Online)
Andrew J. Cherlin. 2005. “American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century,” The Future of Children 15 (no. 2): 33-55. (Read Online)
Andrew J. Cherlin. 2004. “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage” Journal of Marriage and Family 66: 848-861. (PDF)
(This is an electronic version of an article published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. Complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of the Journal of Marriage and Family, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/jomf or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com)
Public and Private Families: An Introduction (7th Edition)
September 2012, McGraw-Hill
The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today
April 2010, Vintage