Center for Family and Demographic Research
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
I-Fen Lin’s research interests center on aging families, intergenerational ties, and caregiving. Her ongoing projects include the study of whether informal care breaks the cycle of disability and depressive symptoms among older adults, caregiving networks, and the antecedents and consequences of middle and later life divorce in the United States.
Brown, Susan L. and I-Fen Lin. 2012. “The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce among Middle-Aged and Older Adults, 1990-2010.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67(6):731-741.
Lin, I-Fen and Susan L. Brown. 2012. “Unmarried Boomers Confront Old Age: A National Portrait.” The Gerontologist, 52(2): 153-165.
Lin, I-Fen, Holly R. Fee, and Hsueh-Sheng Wu. 2012. "Negative and Positive Caregiving Experiences: A Closer Look at the Intersection of Gender and Relationship." Family Relations. 61(2):343-358.
Lin, I-Fen and Hsueh-Sheng Wu. 2011. “Does Informal Care Attenuate the Cycle of ADL/IADL Disability and Depressive Symptoms in Late Life?” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66(5):585-594.
Lin, I-Fen. 2008. “Mother and Daughter Reports about Upward Transfers.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(3):815-827.
Lin, I-Fen. 2008. “Consequences of Parental Divorce for Adult Children’s Support of Their Frail Parents.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(1):113-128.
Lin, I-Fen and Sara S. McLanahan. 2007. “Parental Beliefs about Nonresident Fathers’ Obligations and Rights.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(2):382-398.