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Since 1955, when the Center's founder, Ronald Freedman, directed the first national survey of fertility behavior in the U.S. (the Growth of American Families Study), Michigan established itself as a demographic research center devoted to the study of fertility and the family via the collection of primary data. Today our researchers continue this tradition. They have been instrumental in creating large-scale data collections such as the Intergenerational Panel Study of Parents and Children, the National Survey of Gamily Growth, and the Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. And they have led the field in the analysis of national and international data in the research areas listed below.
Miller, Warren, Jennifer S. Barber, and Heather Gatny. 2013. "The effects of ambivalent fertility desires on pregnancy risk in young women in the USA." Population Studies, 67(1): 25-38. PMCID: PMC3570750.
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.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Kathryn M. Yount, Mohammad Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, and Yu Xie. 2012. "International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework." Demography, 49(2): 677-698. PMCID: PMC3328099.
Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal, Abbas Askari-Nodoushan, and Arland Thornton. 2012. "Family Life and Developmental Idealism in Yazd, Iran." Demographic Research, 26: 207-238. PMCID: PMC3430141.
Bailey, Martha J. 2012. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(2): 62-97. PMCID: PMC3348617.
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.
Hernandez, Daphne C., Emily Pressler, Cassandra Dorius, and Katherine Stamps Mitchell. 2012. "Family Instability, Gender, and Overweight Status in Young Adulthood." PSC Research Report No. 12-768. August 2012.
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.
Estrada-Martínez, L.M., Mark Padilla, C.H. Caldwell, and A.J. Schulz. 2011. "Examining the Influence of Family Environments on Youth Violence: A Comparison of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, non-Latino Black, and non-Latino White Adolescents." Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(8): 1039-1051.
Bailey, Martha J., and William J. Collins. 2011. "Did Improvements in Household Technology Cause the Baby Boom? Evidence from Electrification, Appliance Diffusion, and the Amish." American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, 3(2): 189-217.
Bailey, Martha J. 2011. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on U.S. Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." PSC Research Report No. 11-744. August 2011.
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.
Bouchey, H.A., E.K. Shoulberg, K.A. Jodl, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles. 2010. "Longitudinal Links Between Older Sibling Features and Younger Siblings' Academic Adjustment During Early Adolescence." Journal of Educational Psychology, 102(1): 197-211. PMCID: PMC2849167.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer Eckerman Yarger. 2010. "Relationship Characteristics Predicting Unintended Pregnancies Reported in an Online Weekly Survey: Preliminary Results." PSC Research Report No. 10-702. May 2010.
Barber, Jennifer S., Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer Eckerman Yarger. 2010. "Attitudes Predicting Pregnancies Reported in an Online Weekly Survey: Preliminary Results." PSC Research Report No. 10-704. May 2010.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, and Heather Gatny. 2010. "Design and Implementation of an Online Weekly Survey to Study Unintended Pregnancies: Preliminary Results." PSC Research Report No. 10-705. June 2010.
Williams, Nathalie, Dirgha Ghimire, William Axinn, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Meeta Sainju Pradhan. 2010. "A Micro-Level Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses." PSC Research Report No. 10-707. June 2010.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Kathryn Yount, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, and Yu Xie. 2010. "International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework." PSC Research Report No. 10-713. June 2010.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2010. "Knowledge and Beliefs of Ordinary People about Developmental Hierarchies." PSC Research Report No. 10-715. July 2010.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jamie Budnick. 2010. "The Relationship Between Dating Conflict and Pregnancy: Preliminary Results." PSC Research Report No. 10-720. October 2010.
Ma, Ke-Zong M., Edward Norton, and Shoou-Yih D. Lee. 2010. "Declining fertility and use of Cesarian delivery: Evidence from a population-based study in Taiwan." Health Services Research, 45(5): 1360-1375.
Ellison, C.G., Neal Krause, B.C. Shepherd, and M.A. Chaves. 2009. "Size, Conflict, and Opportunities for Interaction: Congregational Effects on Members' Anticipated Support and Negative Interaction." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(1): 1-15.
Belli, R., Frank P. Stafford, and Duane Alwin. 2009. "The Application of Calendar and Time Diary Methods in the Collection of Life Course Data." In Calendar and time diary : methods in life course research edited by Belli, Robert F., Stafford, Frank P., Alwin, Duane F.. Lost Angeles: Sage.
Norris, P., and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2009. "Islamic Culture and Democracy: Testing the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis." In New frontiers in comparative sociology edited by Sasaki, Masamichi. :221-250. Boston: Brill.
Thornton, Arland, and Dimiter Philipov. 2009. "Sweeping Changes in Marriage, Cohabitation and Childbearing in Central and Eastern Europe: New Insights from the Developmental Idealism Framework." European Journal of Population, 25: 123-156. PMCID: PMC2690230.
Bailey, Martha J., and William Collins. 2009. "Did Improvements in Household Technology Cause the Baby Boom? Evidence from Electrification, Appliance Diffusion, and the Amish." NBER Working Paper 14641.
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.
Thornton, Arland. 2009. "Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Marriage." In Marriage and family: perspectives and complexities edited by H. Elizabeth Peters and Claire M. Kamp Dush. New York: Columbia University Press.
Ellison, C.G., W. Zhang, Neal Krause, and J.P. Marcum. 2009. "Does Negative Interaction in the Church Increase Psychological Distress? Longitudinal Findings from the Presbyterian Panel Survey." Sociology of Religion, 70(4): 409-431. PMCID: PMC2916746.
Mulder, M.B., S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, J. Beise, G. Clark, I. Fazzio, M. Gurven, K. Hill, P.L. Hooper, W. Irons, Hillard Kaplan, D. Leonetti, Bobbi Low, F.W. Marlowe, R. McElreath, S. Naidu, D. Nolin, P. Piraino, R. Quinlan, E. Schniter, R. Sear, M. Shenk, E.A. Smith, C. von Rueden, and P. Wiessner. 2009. "Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies." Science, 326(5953): 682-688. PMCID: PMC2792081.
Chu, C. Y. Cyrus, Ruey Tsay, and R. Yu . 2008. "Intergenerational transmission of sex-specific differential treatments: The allocation of education resources among siblings." Social Science Research, 37(2): 386-399.
Kimball, Miles, Claudia R. Sahm, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2008. "Imputing Risk Tolerance from Survey Responses." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103(483): 1028-1038. PMCID: PMC2856097.
Anderson, F.W., S.I. Naik, S.A. Feresu, B. Gebrian, M. Karki, and Sioban D. Harlow. 2008. "Perceptions of pregnancy complications in Haiti." International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 100(2): 116-123.
Tanaka, K., and Nan Johnson. 2008. "The shifting roles of women in intergenerational mutual caregiving in Japan: The importance of peace, population growth, and economic expansion." Journal of Family History, 33(1): 96-120.
Zimmer, Zachary S., Kim Korinek, John E. Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan. 2008. "Migrant Interactions with Elderly Parents in Rural Cambodia and Thailand." Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(3): 585-598.
Noonan, Mary C., Mary E. Corcoran, and Paul Courant. 2008. "Is the partnership gap closing for women? Cohort differences in the sex gap in partnership chances." Social Science Research, 37(1): 156-179.
Ha, Jung-Hwa, and Berit Ingersoll-Dayton. 2008. "The Effect of Widowhood on Intergenerational Ambivalence." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63B(1): S49-S58.
Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2008. "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Children's Resources." Population and Development Review, 34(2): 225-252. PMCID: PMC2546613.
Jayakody, Rukmalie, Arland Thornton, and William Axinn. 2008. "Perspectives on international family change." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Axinn, William, Amie Emens, and Colter Mitchell. 2008. "Ideational influences on family change in the United States." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Axinn, William, Dirgha Ghimire, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2008. "The influence of ideational dimensions of social change on family formation in Nepal." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody; Arland Thornton; William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Brown, S.L., Roger L. Brown, James S. House, and D.M. Smith. 2008. "Coping with spousal loss: Potential buffering effects of self-reported helping behavior." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(6): 849-861.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2008. "International dissemination of ideas about development and family change." In International Family Change: ideational perspectives edited by Rukmalie Jayakody, Arland Thornton, William G Axinn. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Weathers, Andrea C., Scott P. Novak, Narayan Sastry, and Edward Norton. 2008. "Parental nativity is an important factor associated with where children usually go for health care." Maternal and Child Health Journal, 12(4): 499-508.
Teerawichitchainan, Bussarawan, John E. Knodel, Vu Manh Loi, and Vu Tuan Huy. 2008. "Gender Division of Household Labor in Vietnam: Cohort Trends and Regional Variations." PSC Research Report No. 08-658. October 2008.
Lesthaeghe, Ron J., and Lisa Neidert. 2008. "Voting and Families: America's Second Demographic Transition." New Geography, December 11.
Davis, M.M., K. McGonagle, Robert F. Schoeni, and Frank P. Stafford. 2008. "Grandparental and parental obesity influences on childhood overweight: implications for primary care practice." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM, 21(6): 549-54.
Arunachalam, Raj, and M. Shah. 2008. "Prostitutes and brides?" American Economic Review, 98(2): 516-522.
Merline, A.C., John E. Schulenberg, Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerald Bachman, and Lloyd Johnston. 2008. "Substance use in marital dyads: Premarital assortment and change over time." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(3): 352-361.
Moaddel, Mansoor, M. Tessler, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2008. "Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys." Political Science Quarterly, 123(4): 623-644.
Song, S., and Sarah Burgard. 2008. "Does son preference influence children's growth in height? A comparative study of Chinese and Filipino children." Population Studies-a Journal of Demography, 62(3): 305-320.
Brien, M., and Robert Willis. 2008. "Costs and Consequences for the Fathers." In Kids having kids : economic costs & social consequences of teen pregnancy edited by Hoffman, Saul D., Maynard, Rebecca A.. :119-160. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.
Frey, William H. 2008. "Race, immigration, and America's changing electorate." In Red, blue, and purple America : the future of election demographics edited by Teixeira, Ruy. :79-108. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Krause, Neal. 2008. "Religion, Health, and Health Behavior." In Social structures and aging individuals : continuing challenges edited by SchaieK., Warner, Abeles, Ronald P.. :73-98. New York: Springer.
Willis, Robert. 2008. "Interpreting norms of obligation as planner's preferences for distributional justice : a formal economic model." In Intergenerational caregiving edited by Booth, Alan. :341-350. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press.
Arunachalam, Raj, and Trevon Logan. 2008. "Is There Dowry Inflation in South Asia?" NBER Working Paper No. 13905.
Deming, David, and Susan Dynarski. 2008. "The lengthening of childhood." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 22(3): 71-92.
Moaddel, Mansoor, M. Tessler, and Ronald F. Inglehart. 2008. "Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys." Political Science Quarterly, 123(4): 623-644.
Sylvester, Kenneth M. 2007. "Rural to Urban Migration: Finding Household Complexity in a New World Environment." In Household Counts: Canadian Households and Families in 1901 edited by Peter Baskerville and Eric W. Sager. 147-179. University of Toronto Press.
Inglehart, Ronald F., and Christian Welzel. 2007. "Modernization." In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology edited by Ritzer, George . New York: Blackwell.
Inglehart, Ronald F. 2007. "The Worldviews of Islamic Publics in Global Perspective." In Values and Perception of the Islamic Publics: Findings of Values Surveys, 2006 edited by Mansoor Moaddel. New York: Palgrave.
Krause, Neal. 2007. "Altruism, religion, and health: exploring the ways in which helping others benefits support providers." In Altruism and Health Perspectives from Empirical Research edited by Post, Stephen G. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pebley, Anne R., and Narayan Sastry. 2007. "Neighborhoods, poverty, and children's well-being." In The inequality reader : contemporary and foundational readings in race, class, and gender edited by David B. Grusky, Szonja Szelényi. 165-178. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press.
Alter, George C., Martin Dribe, and Frans van Poppel. 2007. "Widowhood, Family Size, and Post-Reproductive Mortality: A Comparative Analysis of Three Populations in Nineteenth Century Europe." Demography, 44(4): 785-806.
Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya, Amy M. Pienta, and Tyson H. Brown. 2007. "Women of the 1950s and the 'normative' life course: The implications of childlessness, fertility timing, and marital status for psychological well-being in late midlife." International Journal on Aging and Human Development, 64(4): 299-330.
Oris, M., M. Neven, and George C. Alter. 2007. "When protoindustry collapsed fertility and the demographic regime in rural eastern Belgium during the industrial revolution." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 32(2): 137-159.
Segar, M.L., Jacquelynne S. Eccles, S.C. Peck, and C.R. Richardson. 2007. "Midlife women's physical activity goals: Sociocultural influences and effects on behavioral regulation." Sex Roles, 57(11-12): 837-849.
Johnson, Paul C. 2006. "Joining the African Diaspora: Dynamics of Migration and Urban Religion." In Women and Religions of the African Diaspora: knowledge, power, and performance edited by Marie Griffith and Barbara D. Savage. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press.
Moaddel, Mansoor. 2006. "Shi'a Islamic Societies." In The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions edited by Mark Juergensmeyer. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ghimire, Dirgha, William Axinn, Scott T. Yabiku, and Arland Thornton. 2006. "Social change, premarital nonfamily experience, and spouse choice in an arranged marriage society." American Journal of Sociology, 111(4): 1181-1218.
Moaddel, Mansoor. 2006. "The Saudi Public Speaks: Religion, Gender, and Politics." International Journal of Middle East Studies, 38: 79-108.
Krause, Neal. 2006. "Religion and health in late life." In Handbook of the Psychology of Aging edited by J.E. Birren and K.W. Schaie. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Sastry, Narayan, B. Ghosh-Dastidar, J. Adams, and A.R. Pebley. 2006. "The Design of a Multilevel Survey of Children, Families, and Communities: The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study." Social Science Research, 35(4): 1000-1024.
Lam, David, and Leticia Marteleto. 2006. "Stages of the Demographic Transition from a Child's Perspective: Family Size, Cohort Size, and Children's Resources." PSC Research Report No. 06-591. March 2006.
Krause, Neal. 2006. "Exploring the Stress-Buffering Effects of Church-Based and Secular Social Support on Self-Related Health in Late Life." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 61(1): S35-S43.
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.
Colen, Cynthia, Arline T. Geronimus, and Maureen G. Phipps. 2006. "Getting a piece of the pie? The economic boom of the 1990s and declining teen birth rates in the United States." Social Science & Medicine, 63(2006): 1531-1545.
Cunningham, Jr., Mick H., and Arland Thornton. 2006. "The Influence of Parents' Marital Quality on Adult Children's Attitudes Toward Marriage and Its Alternatives: Main and Moderating Effects." Demography, 43(4): 659-672.
Moaddel, Mansoor, and Hamid Latif. 2006. "Events and Value Change: The Impact of September 11, 2001 on the Worldviews of Egyptians and Moroccans." Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 2(5): 1-48.
Pienta, Amy M., and Melissa M. Franks. 2006. "A closer look at health and widowhood : do health behaviors change after the loss of a spouse?" In Spousal bereavement in late life edited by Deborah Carr, Randolph M. Nesse, Camille B. Wortman. 117-142. New York : Springer Pub. Co.
Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. "Trends in the Percent of Children who are Orphans in South Africa 1995-2005." Report-03-09-06, Pretoria: Statistics South Africa.
Arunachalam, Raj, and Trevon D. Logan. 2006. "On the Heterogeneity of Dowry Motives." NBER Working Paper No. 12630.
Marteleto, Leticia, David Lam, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2006. "Sexual Behavior, Childbearing, Union Formation and Schooling in South Africa: Evidence from Panel Data." IUSSP Seminar, El Colegio de México Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 6-9 November,
Barber, Jennifer S., and William Axinn. 2005. "How do Attitudes Shape Childbearing in the United States." In The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What it Means edited by Alan C Booth and Ann C. Crouter. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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.
Low, Bobbi. 2005. "Families: An Anthropological Approach." In Families in Global Perspective edited by J. L. Roonarine and U. Gielen. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Welzel, Christian , Ronald F. Inglehart, and Franziska Deutsch . 2005. "Social capital, voluntary associations and collective action: Which aspects of social capital have the greatest 'civic' payoff?" Journal of Civil Society, 1(2): 121-146.
Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Kristine Baker, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2005. "Moving from Household Structure to Living Arrangement Transitions: What Do We Learn?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 05-61. April 2005.
Zimmer, Zachary S., John E. Knodel, Kiry Sovan Kim, and Sina Puch. 2005. "The Impact of Past Conflicts and Social Disruption in Cambodia on the Current Generation of Older Adults." PSC Research Report No. 05-582. September 2005.
Johnson, Paul C. 2005. "Religion and transculturation: the Caribbean." In Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Macmillan.
Johnson, Paul C. 2005. "Garifuna religion." In Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Macmillan.
Inglehart, Ronald F., and Christian Welzel. 2005. Modernization, cultural change, and democracy : the human development sequence. New York : Cambridge University Press.