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The BGSU Department of Sociology's research, disseminated as working papers, publications, and presentations, often garners media attention. Additionally, faculty, students, and staff participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars across the country, sharing policy-relevant research on American families with practitioners, fellow researchers, and policymakers.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Manning and colleagues' new research study provides rare look into the lives of adolescents throughout their high school years
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.