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Francis (Fran) Goldscheider

College Park Professor, Family Science

Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 1971

Awarded Distinguished Scholarship, American Sociological Association, Family Section (2007).

Author/editor of 8 books, including Immigration, Gender and Family Transitions to Adulthood in Sweden (2007), The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Leaving and Returning Home (1999), Leaving Home Before Marriage: Ethnicity, Familism and Generational Relationships (1993), and New Families, No Families: The Transformation of the American Home (1991).

Author of more than 100 articles and book chapters, with publications is such journals as Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Demography, Population Studies, American Sociological Review, and American Journal of Sociology.

Author of research, center, and training grants and contracts totally over $9 million, including research on the transition to adulthood and on the family consequences of child disability.

Former Director of the Population Studies and Training Center and Chair, Department of Sociology, Brown University; University Professor of Sociology, Brown; and Research Associate, RAND Corporation, University of Michigan, Stockholm University, Jerusalem University; Recipient of Fulbright Foundation awards for research in Sweden and Israel. Awarded 1993 Otis Dudley Duncan Award of the Population Section of the American Sociological Association for New Families, No Families.

Editor, Demography 1994-95 (Vols. 31-32), Second Vice President of Population Association of America, 1991-92; board member, 1987-90, Member, Editorial Boards, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2001-5; Social Forces, 1995-98; Journal of Gerontology 1992-4; ASR, 1990-1992, 2005-08. Chair, Population Section of the American Sociological Association, 1988-89. Associate editor, Journal of Marriage and Family, 1987-2005. Member, Sociology Review Panel, National Science Foundation, 1984-86.

Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center • Research Associate, Child Trends

Goldscheider, F. K., & Kaufman, G. (2007). Do men 'need' marriage more than women? Perceptions of the importance of marriage for men and women. Sociological Quarterly, 48, 27-40.

Goldscheider, F. K., Short, S., & Miller, B. (2006). Less help for mother: The decline in adult support for the mothers of small children, 1880-2000. Demography, 43, 617-629.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Kaufman, G. (2006). Willingness to stepparent: Attitudes toward partners who already have children. Journal of Family Issues, 27(10), 1415-1436.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Sassler, S. (2006). Creating stepfamilies: Integrating children into the study of union formation. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 275-291.

Goldscheider, F. K., Hogan, D., & Turcotte, P. (2006). The other partner: The changing role of 'good provider' in men’s union formation patterns in industrialized countries. Canadian Studies in Population, 33(1), 25-48.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Bures, R. (2003). The racial crossover in family complexity in the US. Demography, 40(3),569-587.

Abroms, L. C., & Goldscheider, F. K. (2002). More work for mother: How spouses, cohabiting partners, and relatives affect the hours mothers work. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 23, 144-166.

Goldscheider, F. K., Thornton, A., & Yang, L. S. (2001). Helping out the kids: Expectations about parental support in young adulthood. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63, 727-740.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Hogan, D. (2001). Men’s flight from children in the US? A historical perspective. In S. Hofferth & T. Owens (Eds.), Advances in life course research, Vol. 6 (pp. 173-191). Oxford: Elsevier.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Goldscheider, C. (1999). Changes in returning home in the US, 1925-1985. Social Forces, 78, 695-720.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Kaufman, G. (1996). Fertility and commitment: Bringing men back in. In J. Casterline and R. Lee (Eds.), Fertility in the United States: New patterns, new theories. Population and Development Review, Special Supplement to Vol. 22, 87-99.

Goldscheider, F. K., & Goldscheider, C. (1991). The intergenerational flow of income: Family structure and the status of Black Americans. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 53, 499-508.

Goldscheider, F. K. (1990). The aging of the gender revolution: What do we know and what do we need to know? Research on Aging, 12. 531-545. (Reprinted in Sociological Footprints, by L. Cargan & J. Ballantine, Eds.)

Frey, W., & Kobrin, F. E. (1982). Changing families and changing mobility: Their impact on the central city. Demography, 19, 261-277.

Kobrin, F. E. (1981). Family extension and the elderly: Economic, demographic, and family cycle factors. Journal of Gerontology, 36, 370-377.

Kobrin, F. E., & Hendershot, G. E. (1977). Do family ties reduce mortality? Evidence from the United States, l966-l968. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 39, 737-745.