Center for Family and Demographic Research
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2003
Dr. Nomaguchi’s research interests include work and family, gender, parenthood, parents and children, families and health, and the life course. She explores what it means to be a parent in contemporary U.S. society and how social and life contexts influence individual parents’ ability to do the best job of raising their children. She also seeks to understand how U.S. adults today integrate two contradicting life goals---personal achievement in the world of work and relationships with others in the family and the community. In doing so, she pays special attention to the roles of social, cultural, and life contexts in shaping the opportunities and constraints that individuals encounter, such as gender, marital status, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity.
Nomaguchi, K.M. (2012). Marital status, gender, and home-to-job conflict among employed parents. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 271-294.
Nomaguchi, K.M. (2012). Parenthood and psychological well-being: Clarifying the role of child age and parent-child relationship quality. Social Science Research, 41, 489-498.
Nomaguchi, K.M., Giordano, P.C., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2011). Adolescents’ gender mistrust: Variations and implications for the quality of romantic relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 1032-1047.
Nomaguchi, K.M., & Brown, S.L. (2011). Parental strains and rewards among mothers: The role of education. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 621 – 636.
Milkie, M.A., Kendig, S., Nomaguchi, K.M., & Denny, K. (2010). Time with children, children’s well-being and work-family balance among employed parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 1329-1343.
Nomaguchi, K.M. (2009). Change in work-family conflict among employed parents between 1977 and 1997. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 15-32.
Nomaguchi, K.M. (2008). Gender, family structure, and adolescents’ primary confidants. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 1213-1227.