Better Understanding "Family"

Oct 21, 2013

Two new studies have a lot to say about the American family.

The first may help us understand why some young children do better with divorce than others. The second looks at how economics is affecting the decision to get married in the first place.

Two of the Virginia researchers involved in these findings tell us more.

Sarah M. Corse, Ph.D. -
co-author of the study "Intimate Inequalities: Love and Work in a Post-Industrial Landscape," presented at the August, 2013, annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia.

Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. - Co-author of "Overnight Custody Arrangements, Attachment, and Adjustment Among Very Young Children"  (August, 2013. "Journal of Marriage and Family").  Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, University of Virginia.  Author of numerous books, including  The Truth About Children and Divorce (Penguin Group).