Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Dr. Smock is a social demographer, and has published on an array of topics relating to family patterns and change in the US. These include unmarried cohabitation; the economic consequences of divorce and marriage for women, men, and children; nonresident fatherhood; child support; the motherhood wage penalty; children's economic well-being in various family structures; and racial/ethnic differences in family patterns. Her research has been supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Smock has been President of the Association of Population Centers and served on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. She served as Editor of Demography from 2013-2016 and is now serving as Deputy Editor for Journal of Marriage and Family
Smock, Pamela, and Christine R. Schwartz. 2020. "The Demography of Families: A Review of Patterns and Change." Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(1): 9-34. (Decade-in-review issue)
Manning, Wendy, Pamela Smock, and Marshal Neal Fettro. 2019. "Cohabitation and Marital Expectations Among Single Millennials in the U.S." Population Research and Policy Review, 38(3): pages327-346.
Wise, Akilah, Arline T. Geronimus, and Pamela Smock. 2017. "Best of Intentions: A structural analysis of the association between socioeconomic disadvantage and unintended pregnancy in a sample of mothers from the NLSY79." Women's Health Issues, 27(1): 5-13. PMCID: PMC5219931.
Zobl, Sara, and Pamela Smock. 2015. "Multiple Partner Fertility Across Two Cohorts of Women in the United States." Population Association of America's Annual Meeting, Section on Fertility in Complex Families. San Diego, CA,
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