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Pamela Smock

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Sociology.

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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. 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.

Lavelle, Bridget, and Pamela Smock. 2012. "Divorce and women's risk of health insurance loss." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 53(4): 413-431. PMCID: PMC3511592. 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.

Huang, Penelope M., Pamela Smock, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, and Wendy Manning. 2011. "He Says, She Says': Gender and Cohabitation." Journal of Family Issues, 32(7): 876–905. PMCID: PMC3106995. 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.

Osborne, C., Wendy Manning, and Pamela Smock. 2007. "Married and cohabiting parents' relationship stability: A focus on race and ethnicity." Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(5): 1345-1366. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

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 Elyse Ann Jennings. "Money and Couple Relationships." In Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Teri Rosales, Damian White.