Demographics

Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013

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News Article
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Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013
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Social Politics

Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n = 19,941), Spain (n = 29,458), Taiwan (n = 47,219), and the United States (n = 184,581) participated in full time work, short-hours or temporary work, education, and homemaking before and after the Great Recession (GR) beginning 2008. Gender and country patterns varied substantially.

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book

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Book
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The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book
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Policy Press
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Rense Nieuwenhuis

We are happy to announce The triple bind of single-parent families: resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing. Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

Online Interactive Data Tools

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Other
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Online Interactive Data Tools
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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Michelle Blocklin/National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Struggling to find a data set to use for your thesis, dissertation, or other research?  The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has developed a series of online interactive tools (

Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family
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The Conversation
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Brendan Churchill

Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.

Sociologists for Trans Justice Seek Experts

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Announcement
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Sociologists for Trans Justice Seek Experts
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Facebook
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Sociologists for Trans Justice

Dear Friends,

Millennials’ Roommates Now More Likely to Be Parents Than Partners

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News Article
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Millennials’ Roommates Now More Likely to Be Parents Than Partners
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour

For the first time in modern history, young adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than with a romantic partner, according to a 

The IGR Focuses on the Old, When the Future Belongs to the Young

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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The IGR Focuses on the Old, When the Future Belongs to the Young
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The Conversation

Releasing Australia’s fourth Intergenerational Report, Joe Hockey described it as the “social compact between generations”, which would

UW Madison: Assistant or Associate Professor in Diverse and Underserved Children, Families and Communities

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Job Opportunity
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UW Madison: Assistant or Associate Professor in Diverse and Underserved Children, Families and Communities
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UW Madison job postings

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a 12 month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Diverse and Underserved Children, Families and Communities. This is an integrated appointment with 25% resident responsibilities and 75% Extension responsibilities for Family Living Programs, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. 

Record Share of Americans Have Never Married

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Report
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Record Share of Americans Have Never Married
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

As Values, Economics and Gender Patterns Change

Release: Momentum Builds Ahead of the White House Summit on Working Families as Organizations Host Lead-up Events in 15 States

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Press Release
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Release: Momentum Builds Ahead of the White House Summit on Working Families as Organizations Host Lead-up Events in 15 States
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Center for American Progress
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