News & Events
Current research by Susan Brown has found that “gray divorced” over-62 women receive smaller Social Security benefits, on average, than other single women and men. And more than a quarter live below the official poverty line.
Divorce rate for those over 65 has tripled...
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research published in Maternal and Child Health Journal
BGSU Assistant Professor Kelly Balistreri finds that access to a medical home model of care serves to protect children against some of the negative effects associated with exposure to adverse experiences in her paper "Adverse Childhood Experiences, the Medical Home, and Child Well-Being."
Professor Gary Lee's new book is a must read
Dr. Gary Lee examines the decline in the American marriage rate that began around 1970 in his most recent book...
The proportion of unmarried adults in our population has been increasing,
and the proportion of married adults declining, since about 1970.
According to Wendy Manning, "11% of women who first married between 1965 and 1974 cohabited prior to marriage." By 2005-2009, 66% of women were shacking up before marriage: a sixfold increase from their parents' generation.
20-somethings might have figured out an approach to
relationships that's protecting them from divorce
Georgoff's work empowers parents
Maddi Georgoff is putting her sociological training to good use by serving the Toledo community. Georgoff is developing Parent University for Toledo Public Schools (TPS), which offers free classes and resources to parents. Parent University "supports, engages, and empowers" parents with children in TPS.
Sociology professor and former student's research on interracial friendships published
BGSU alumna Mim Northcutt Bohmert (Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana-Bloomington) and BGSU Professor Al DeMaris find that a greater number of interracial friendships are linked to more positive racial attitudes. Check out the full paper, "Interracial Friendship and the Trajectory of Pro-Minority Attitudes: Assessing Intergroup Contact Theory,” featured in...
Criminology features sociology research
Two intimate partner violence (IPV) studies were published in the August 2015 journal of Criminology.
- Professors Peggy Giordano (BGSU), Wendi Johnson (Oakland
University), Wendy Manning (BGSU), and Monica Longmore (BGSU) and
BGSU graduate student Mallory Minter study patterns of IPV, focusing
directly on the desistance processes.
Intimate Partner Violence in Young
Adulthood: Narratives of Persistence and
- Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 330–365.
August 2015. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9125.12073
- Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 330–365. August 2015. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9125.12073
- Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood: Narratives of Persistence and Desistance.
- BGSU Associate Professor Danielle Kuhl and
CFDR Affiliate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Associate
Professor, and former NCFMR Visiting Scholar David Warner and UNL
Associate Professor and former BGSU doctoral student Tara Warner
study youth violent victimization (YVV).
Intimate Partner Violence Risk Among
Victims of Youth Violence: Are Early Unions Bad, beneficial,
- Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 427-456. August 2015. DOI: 10/1111/1745-9125.12075
- Intimate Partner Violence Risk Among Victims of Youth Violence: Are Early Unions Bad, beneficial, or Benign?
Share of marriages with wives older than husbands on the rise
As we see more flexibility in mate selection and defining who is an appropriate spouse, it means that women have more options now, Brown said. They don't have to marry a man who's older than them. They can pick someone who's a few years younger, and that will be acceptable and viable.
Professors Brown and Lin found gray divorce result of changing attitudes toward marriage and monogamy
Professors Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin found about one in four people who divorced in 2010 was age 50 or older. Boomers also portend a rising divorce rate out to the year 2030, according to the study.
Nearly two thirds of gray divorces are initiated by woman
While divorce rates over all have declined since their peak in the 1980s, the rate for those older than 50 has doubled in the last quarter-century...
ASA provides opportunity to discuss same-sex marriage with sociologists
Wendy D. Manning led the American Sociological Association's (ASA) examination of the social science research, which became the foundation for the amicus brief the association filed with the Supreme Court in Support of marriage equality. Manning is a Professor of Sociology, Director of the CFDR, and Co-Director of the NCFMR.
serves as expert witness
Joyner, BGSU professor of statistics and demography, testified
about two reports she conducted that analyzed the representation of
Hispanics in Border Patrol apprehension logs. She served as an expert
witness in a trial about alleged police bias in patrol stops.
Lamidi receives Adamchak Award
Congratulations to Esther Lamidi, recipient of the 2015 Adamchak award. Established by Donald and Susan Adamchak (both who earned graduate degrees in sociology from BGSU), this award recognizes a graduate student's research excellence in demography.
Recent research presented at PAA:
Congratulations Gwen Zugarek
Sociology graduate student Gwen Zugarek was elected Student Representative of the ASA Sociology of the Family Section. Zugarek is completing her Master's degree and will enter the Doctoral program in the fall.
Two faculty members receive promotion
Woods accepted as volunteer teacher for International Student Volunteer Program
Sabreena Woods, senior sociology major and NCFMR Undergraduate Research Assistant, will volunteer this summer in the Domincan Republic. As a volunteer teacher, Woods will help educate children who have little access to everyday resources like books and pencils. She will teach English, math, geography, sciences, and health education to children in a summer camp-like setting.
Warner recognized for outstanding research poster
Diau'Monque Warner, sociology/psychology double major receives CURS Glass Award from BGSU President Mazey. Warner presented her research poster, based on her project in Sociology Capstone (SOC4800), on racial disparities in school attachment at the Inaugural NW Ohio Under-graduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship in April.
Follow BGSU at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting April 29 - May 2 #BGSUPAA2015
diverse group of gociologists available to discuss same-sex marriage
Wendy D. Manning, Professor of Sociology, Director of the CFDR, and Co-Director of the NCFMR at BGSU, led the ASA’s examination of the social science research, which was the foundation for the amicus brief the association filed with the Supreme Court in support of marriage equality. The ASA’s brief highlights the social science consensus that children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by different-sex parents.
Congratulations to our undergraduate students receiving honors in Sociology
Autumn Kunkel and Nico Pinchak are the winners of the Dr. Aida Tomeh Memorial Scholarship award for outstanding sociology majors; Autumn is a graduating senior and Nico a continuing student in sociology. Autumn was part of the first capstone experience; her research examined the relationship between educational attainment and attitudes towards same-sex sexual contact. She is an Editor for the BG News. Nico is a new major, coming to us from the College of Education where he served as an undergraduate teaching assistant. He conducted research during a month-long visit to China and presented that research at the (Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (NEOUSS) at Kent State last month. Both are wonderful representatives for our undergraduate program.
We are inducting five new members into Alpha Kappa
Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society.
Congratulations to Veronica Cooper, Nadia Oehler, Nico Pinchak,
Brittany Plocek, and Nicole Ridenour on earning this
honor. It is exciting that all are continuing students and so we will
be able to hold chapter activities in the fall.
Brown awarded title of Professor of Research Excellence
Susan L. Brown, chair of the BGSU Department of Sociology and co-director of the NCFMR, was awarded her title of Professor of Research Excellence at the Faculty of Excellence Awards. Full professors who have established a robust record of research and publication or artistic and creative achievements in their disciplines are honored with this distinction.
Professor Brown is a productive scholar and a respected leader at BGSU and within her discipline, said Dr. Raymond Craig, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Professors Awarded Grant Funding
Associate Professor I-Fen
Lin received a one-year grant from the PSID pilot grant program
(funded by the National Institute on Aging) to support her project
Parent's and Adult Children's Reports of Intergenerational
Associate Professor Kei
Nomaguchi has been awarded a three-year R15 grant from NICHD to
support her research project Social and Interpersonal
Environments and Parent-Child Relationship Quality from Preschool
to Adolescence. Nomaguchi will work with a team of
undergraduate and graduate researchers.
Georgoff honored as student leader
Madison (Maddi) Georgoff, senior sociology major, has garnered a
2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Award. The award honors those who
inspire other students in addition to the entire campus and community.
Georgoff is the founder of bGAB, which sponsored four alternative
spring breaks this year. Continue
As a Civic Action Leader with the Office of Service-Learning, she has found the avenue for putting her personal beliefs into action and created a legacy that will live on...
Nomaguchi research finds mothers' stress may be affecting their kids poorly
According to landmark study by BGSU's Brown and Lin, divorce rate for people 50 and older doubled from 1990 to 2010
Andrea Krieg (pictured with her mother), 2014 recipient of the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence and BGSU doctoral candidate, delivers keynote speech for Shanklin Awards ceremony
Sanchez elected to NCFR Fellows Committee
Congratulations to Laura Sanchez on her recent election to the NCFR Fellows Committee. Sanchez's term will span 2015-2018.
Manning speaks with NPR LA affiliate 89.3 KPCC about record high number of unmarried, cohabiting parents in the U.S.
ASA Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court in Support of Marriage Equality
Manning led the ASA's examination of the social science research.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:30 am - 2:45 pm
Pre-registration is required. Please contact the CFDR office (email@example.com) to register.
"The Development and Course of Intimate Partner Violence
from Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood"
M. Capaldi, PhD
Oregon Social Learning Center
- Deborah M. Capaldi, PhD
Youth Intimate Partner Violence and Aggression: What Have We
Learned from NORC’s Program of Prevention Experiments and National Surveys
G. Taylor, PhD
Public Health Department
NORC at the University of Chicago
- Bruce G. Taylor, PhD
Mechanisms Underlying Cessation of IPV Perpetration: A
Longitudinal Study of the Desistance Process
C. Giordano, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology
Bowling Green State University
- Peggy C. Giordano, PhD
More Women Choosing Live-In Relationship Over Marriage
Using research compiled from the Toledo Adolescent Relationship Study, BGSU PhD Heidi Lyons (Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oakland University) finds casual relationships are a "lack of commitment." Lyons is the author of Young Adult Casual Sexual Behavior: Life-Course-Specific Motivations and Consequences with colleagues Wendy Manning, Peggy Giordano, and Monica Longmore. USA Today
BGSU explores lives of teens
Manning joins research team of the Adolescent Academic Context Study to make collection of research data available to other BG faculty and students to analyze from varied perspectives.
In the U.S., more than 417,000 people ages 50 and older got remarried in the past year, said Lin.
Guzzo study already yielding information that will lead to greater understanding of the complex factors of unintended fertility
There’s a body of evidence showing that many race and ethnic minorities have an inaccurate understanding of the reproductive process, but in general there is widespread misinformation across all groups, including whites, Guzzo said.
Brown's research on poverty and divorce finds 14% of men who divorce after 62 live in poverty
It's scary, because the gray divorce demographic group is growing, Brown said.
Manning showcases research data and addresses concerns about the future of marriage and the family at Rotary Club of Toledo
There has been a sharp decline in the marriage rate.... Some people worry that Americans are rejecting marriage, they no longer want to marry, but when you survey young adults today, almost all of them expect to get married at some point, says Manning (pictured at right with Joe Sharp, Toledo Rotary).
Brown and Lin Gray Divorce research finds divorce rates have continued to climb over the years among Boomers in comparison to other cohorts
- Study cited in Family Studies
Journals of Gerontology
- Working Paper (WP-13-03)
Cohabitation has nearly doubled over the past 25 years, study says
Using data from 2011 to 2013, BGSU researchers found nearly
two-thirds of women ages 19-44 had cohabited at some point and some
had experienced serial cohabitation, said Wendy
D. Manning, Professor and co-director of BG's NCFMR who analyzed
data with doctoral student Bart
Stykes to look at race/ethnicity, education level and other
Dr. Peggy Giordano, BGSU Distinguished Professor Emeritus, discusses what characterizes teen dating violence and how it changes over time. Based on her longitudinal research following 1,200 youth from age 13 into young adulthood, Giordano discusses how conflict in key areas of a relationship — such as finances, peer-partner balance, and fidelity — can increase the risk of violence. Overlapping areas of conflict can often increase the risk, and resolving conflicts at these key vulnerability points may reduce the risk.
What the Recession Did to American Fathers
Named one of the very best published papers in Volume
29 of Demographic Research
Published in Demographic Research, Nonresident Fathers and
Formal Child Support: Evidence from the CPS, NSFG, and SIPP,
29(46) 1299-1330, December 13, 2013, DOI.4054/DemRes.2013.29.46
- Published in Demographic Research, Nonresident Fathers and Formal Child Support: Evidence from the CPS, NSFG, and SIPP, 29(46) 1299-1330, December 13, 2013, DOI.4054/DemRes.2013.29.46
Guzzo finds demographic shifts since the recession have changed the way young people look at marriage
Young people are delaying marriage, Guzzo says. There is now a prerequisite for marriage that you must be financially stable before you get married. Almost no one is financially stable in their 20s, so they feel they are not ready for marriage.
Manning, Booth, Gerard, and Frey receive Spencer Foundation grant
Congratulations to Wendy Manning and BGSU colleagues Peggy Booth, Jean Gerard, and Chris Frey on their grant award from the Spencer Foundation. The grant for their project, Enhancing Social Opportunity in Post-Recession Era Through Academic Climate for Adolescents and Young Adults, will provide resources for them to analyze original data and host a conference.