Wendy D. Manning



Dr. Manning is interested in how family members define and understand their obligations to each other in an era of increasing diversity and complexity of family relationships. Her primary research interests center on...

  • Adolescent Relationships
  • Cohabitation
  • Marriage
  • Parenting Across the Life Course
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Working Papers
  • Relationship Quality among Cohabiting versus Married Couples  ( WP-14-03)
  • Family Structure and Child Well-Being: Integrating Family Complexity (WP-14-02)
  • Family Structure and Children's Economic Well-Being: Incorporating Same-Sex Cohabiting Mother Families (WP-14-01)
  • Two Decades of Stability and Change in Age at First Union Formation (WP-13-06)
  • Estimating Nonresident Fatherhood: Evidence from the CPS, NSFG, and SIPP (WP-12-11)
    • Published in Demographic Research as 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
    • Named "Editor's Choice" as one of the best!
  • Relationship Formation and Stability in Emerging Adulthood: Do Sex Ratios Matter? (WP-10-10)
  • The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans: 1980-present (WP-09-14)
  • Dating Couples' Views about Cohabitation: The Role of Social Context (WP-09-13)
  • Developmental Shifts in the Character of Romantic and Sexual Relationships from Adolescence to Young Adulthood (WP-09-10)
  • "Ain't Nobody in My Family Married": Social Context and Marital Social Capital (WP-09-02)

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