I am a sociologist who studies gender, family dynamics, and relationships using a life-course perspective. I have studied romantic partnership formation from adolescence into adulthood, gender differences in values for romantic relationships, and family dynamics in families with children, including conflict between parents, parent-child relationships, and child and parent well-being. My current research focuses on joint changes in men’s and women’s work and earnings following childbirth and across the first decade of parenthood. I am interested in how changes in work attachment and earnings across the life course, as well as historical changes in family formation, have contributed to aggregate trends in earnings inequality.
Training Director, Minnesota Population Center