Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Women's Studies.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Dr. Smock specializes in the study of family, gender, and social inequality. Of particular interest are gender inequality, changing family patterns, and the implications of each for the other. Her research has focused on the economic consequences of divorce and marriage, nonresident fatherhood, remarriage, single-mother families, child support, and unmarried cohabitation. Currently, she is examining racial, ethnic, and gender variation in the meaning and implications of cohabitation in the United States.
Manning, Wendy, Pamela Smock, Cassandra Dorius, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2014. "Cohabitation Expectations Among Young Adults in the United States: Do They Match Behavior?" Population Research and Policy Review, 33(2): 287-305. PMCID: PMC4136526. DOI. Abstract.
Hayford, Sarah, Karen Guzzo, and Pamela Smock. 2014. "The Decoupling of Marriage and Parenthood? Trends in the Timing of Marital First Births, 1945-2002." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 76(3): 520-538. PMCID: PMC4002169. DOI. Abstract.
Manning, Wendy, Jessica A. Cohen, and Pamela Smock. 2011. "The Role of Romantic Partners, Family, and Peer Networks in Dating Couples' Views about Cohabitation." Journal of Adolescent Research, 26(1): 115-149. PMCID: PMC3476461. DOI. Abstract.
Smock, Pamela, and Fiona Rose Greenland. 2010. "Diversity in Pathways to Parenthood: Patterns, Implications, and Emerging Research Directions." Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3): 576-593. DOI. Abstract.
Bachrach, Christine A., Pamela Smock, and Lynette Hoelter. 2011. "Social Class and the Timing and Context of Childbearing." In Understanding Family Change and Variation: Toward a Theory of Conjunctural Action edited by Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Christine Bachrach, S. Philip Morgan, and Hans-Peter Kohler. DOI. Abstract. Publisher Link .
Smock, Pamela, and Wendy Manning. 2010. "New Couples, New Families: The Cohabitation Revolution in the United States." In Families as They Really Are edited by Barbara J. Risman. New York : W.W. Norton.
Manning, Wendy, Pamela Smock, and Cava Bergstrom-Lynch. 2009. "Cohabitation and Parenthood: Lessons from Focus Groups and In-Depth Interviews." In Marriage and family: perspectives and complexities edited by H. Elizabeth Peters and Claire M. Kamp Dush. New York: Columbia University Press.