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Smock discusses the "new American family" on NPR

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Michigan's graduate sociology program tied for 4th with Stanford in USN&WR rankings

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Pamela Smock's Select Publications

Journal Articles

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, 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.

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.

Avellar, Sarah, and Pamela Smock. 2005. "The Economic Consequences of the Dissolution of Cohabiting Unions." Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(2): 315-327. DOI. Abstract.

Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Meredith Porter. 2005. ""Everything's There Except Money": How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry Among Cohabitors." Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(3): 680-696. DOI. Abstract.

Manning, W.D., and Pamela Smock. 2005. "Measuring and modeling cohabitation: New perspectives from qualitative data." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 67(4): 989-1002. DOI. Abstract.

Manning, Wendy, Pamela Smock, and Debarun Majumdar. 2004. "The Relative Stability of Cohabiting and Marital Unions for Children." Population Research and Policy Review, 23(2): 135-159. DOI. Abstract.

Smock, Pamela, and Wendy Manning. 2004. "Living Together Unmarried in the United States: Demographic Perspectives and Implications for Family Policy." Law & Policy, 26(1): 87-117. DOI. Abstract.

Smock, Pamela. 2004. "The Wax and Wane of Marriage: Prospects for Marriage in the 21st Century." Journal of Marriage and Family, 66(4): 966-973. DOI. Abstract.

Gupta, Sanjiv, Pamela Smock, and Wendy Manning. 2004. "Moving out: Transition to nonresidence among resident fathers in the United States, 1968-1997." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 66(3): 627-638. Abstract.

Stewart, Susan, Wendy Manning, and Pamela Smock. 2003. "Union Formation Among Men in the US: Does Having Prior Children Matter?" Journal of Marriage and the Family, 65(1): 90-104. Abstract.

Avellar, Sarah, and Pamela Smock. 2003. "Has the Price of Motherhood Declined Over Time? A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the Motherhood Wage Penalty." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 65(3): 597-607. Abstract.

Manning, Wendy, Susan Stewart, and Pamela Smock. 2003. "The Complexity of Fathers' Parenting Responsibilities and Involvement with Nonresident Children." Journal of Family Issues, 24(5): 645-667. Abstract.

Manning, Wendy, and Pamela Smock. 2002. "First Comes Cohabitation and Then Comes Marriage." Journal of Family Issues, 23(8): 1065-1087. Abstract.

Smock, Pamela. 2000. "Cohabitation in the United States: An Appraisal of Research Themes, Findings, and Implications." Annual Reviews Sociology, 26: 1-20. Abstract.

Manning, Wendy, and Pamela Smock. 2000. "Swapping Families? Serial Parenting and Economic Support for Children." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62(1): 111-122.

Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Sanjiv Gupta. 1999. "The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Women's Economic Well-Being." American Sociological Review, 64(6): 794-812. Abstract.

Manning, Wendy, and Pamela Smock. 1999. "New Families and Nonresident Father-Child Visitation." Social Forces, 78(1): 87-116. Abstract.

Sanchez, Laura, Wendy Manning, and Pamela Smock. 1998. "Sex-Specialized or Collaborative Mate Selection? Union Transitions Among Cohabitors." Social Science Research, 27: 280-304. Abstract.

Smock, Pamela, and Wendy Manning. 1997. "Cohabiting Partners' Economic Circumstances and Marriage." Demography, 34(3): 331-341. Abstract.

Chapters

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

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. Public Access.

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.

Smock, Pamela, and Mary C. Noonan. 2005. "Intersections: Gender, Work, and Family Research in the United States." In Work, Family, Health and Well-being edited by Suzanne M. Bianchi, Lynne M. Casper, and Rosalind Berkowitz King. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Smock, Pamela, and Sanjiv Gupta. 2002. "Cohabitation in Contemporary North America." In Just Living Together: Implications for Children, Families and Public Policy edited by Alan Booth and Ann C. Crouter. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

PSC Reports

Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Cassandra Dorius. 2013. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Cohabitation in the U.S.: The Role of Parental Union Histories." PSC Research Report No. 13-791. May 2013. Abstract. PDF.

Hayford, Sarah R., Karen Benjamin Guzzo, and Pamela Smock. 2012. "The Decoupling of Marriage and Parenthood? Trends in the Timing of Marital First Births, 1945-2002." PSC Research Report No. 12-762. June 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Lavelle, Bridget, and Pamela Smock. 2011. "Divorce and Women’s Risk of Health Insurance Loss in the U.S." PSC Research Report No. 11-734. March 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Smock, Pamela, Lynne M. Casper, and Jessica Wyse. 2008. "Nonmarital Cohabitation: Current Knowledge and Future Directions for Research." PSC Research Report No. 08-648. July 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Smock, Pamela, Penelope M. Huang, Wendy Manning, and Cara A. Bergstrom. 2006. "Heterosexual Cohabitation in the United States: Motives for Living Together among Young Men and Women." PSC Research Report No. 06-606. August 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Seefeldt, Kristin, and Pamela Smock. 2004. "Marriage on the Public Policy Agenda: What Do Policy Makers Need to Know from Research?" PSC Research Report No. 04-554. March 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Smock, Pamela, and Wendy Manning. 2004. "Living Together Unmarried in the United States: Demographic Perspectives and Implications for Family Policy." PSC Research Report No. 04-555. March 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Meredith Porter. 2004. ""Everything's There Except Money": How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry Among Cohabitors." PSC Research Report No. 04-564. September 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Manning, Wendy, Susan D. Stewart, and Pamela Smock. "The Complexity of Fathers' Parenting Responsibilities and Involvement with Nonresident Children." PSC Research Report No. 01-478. June 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Smock, Pamela, and Wendy Manning. 2001. "A Case for Qualitative Methods in U.S. Family Demography: Understanding the Meaning of Unmarried Cohabitation." PSC Research Report No. 01-483. August 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Other Reports

Smock, Pamela, and Cassandra Dorius. 2011. "Counting Cohabiting Couples from 1980-2010." Counting Couples, Counting Families 2011 Report. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health