Karen Benjamin Guzzo


  • Position: Professor of Sociology
  • Phone: 419-372-3312
  • Email: kguzzo@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

CFDR Primary Research Areas: Family Demography and Fertility; Social Relationships and Well-Being

Recent Publications:

Hays, Jake J. and Karen Benjamin Guzzo. In press. “Does Sibling Composition in Childhood Contribute to Adult Fertility Behaviors?” Journal of Marriage and Family

Guzzo, Karen Benjamin and Sarah R. Hayford. In press. “Adolescent Reproductive Attitudes and Knowledge Effects on Early Adult Unintended and Nonmarital Fertility Across Gender.”Advances in Life Course Research.

Bashir, Saima and Karen Benjamin Guzzo. 2021. “Women’s Education, Spousal Agreement on Future Fertility Intentions, and Contraceptive Use in Pakistan.” Studies in Family Planning. 52(3): 281-298. 

Barber, J. S., Guzzo, K. B., Budnick, J., Kusunoki, Y., Hayford, S. R., & Miller, W. (2021). Black-White Differences in Pregnancy Desire During the Transition to Adulthood. Demography, 58(2), 603-630. doi: 10.1215/00703370-8993840. PMCID: PMC8167887

Guzzo, K. B., Lang, V. W., & Hayford, S. R. (2021). Do adolescent sexual and reproductive attitudes and knowledge predict men and women’s adult sexual partnerships? Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(1): 95-102.

Stykes, J. B., & Guzzo, K. B. (2020). Unintended childbearing and marital instability: An emphasis on couples’ intentions. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 61(7): 504-524.

Guzzo, K. B. (2020). A research brief on prospective marital expectations among cohabitors with initial marital intentions. Journal of Family Issues, 41(11): 1979-2001.

Hayford, S. R., Kissling, A., & Guzzo K. B. (2020). Changing educational inequality in female sterilization. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 52(2): 117-127.

Guzzo, K. B., & Hayford, S. R. (2020). Pathways to parenthood in social and family context: Decade in review, 2020. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(1): 117-144.

Barber, J., Miller. W. B., Kusunoki, Y., Hayford, S. R., & Guzzo, K. B. (2019). Intimate relationship dynamics and changing desire for pregnancy among young women. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 51(3): 143-152.

Eickmeyer, K., Guzzo, K. B., Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (2019). A Research note on income pooling in partnerships: Incorporating nonresident children. Journal of Family Issues, 40(18): 2922-2943.

Guzzo, K. B., Lang, V. W., & Hayford, S. R. (2019). Teen girls’ reproductive attitudes and the timing and sequencing of sexual behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(4), 507-513. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.05.018

Guzzo, K. B., Hayford, S. R., & Lang, V. W. (2019). Adolescent fertility attitudes and childbearing in early adulthood. Population Research and Policy Review, 38(1), 125-152. NIHMSID: 1509819

Guzzo, K. B., Hayford, S. R., Lang, V. W., Wu, H-S., Kusunoki, Y., & Barber, J. (2019). Dimensions of reproductive attitudes and knowledge related to unintended childbearing among U.S. adolescents and young adults. Demography 56(1): 201-228.

Guzzo, K. B., Hemez, P., Anderson, L., Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (2019). Is variation in biological and residential ties to children linked to mothers’ parental stress and perceptions of co-parenting?” Journal of Family Issues 40(4): 488-517. NIHMSID: 1010131

Guzzo, K. B., Eickmeyer, K., & Hayford, S. R. (2018). Does postpartum contraceptive use vary by birth intendedness? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 50(3): 129-138. PMCID: PMC6135704

Guzzo, K. B. (2018). A research note on the stability of coresidential unions formed post-conception. Journal of Marriage and Family 80(4): 842-852. NIHMSID: 959597

Guzzo, K. B. (2018). Marriage and dissolution among women’s cohabitations: variations by stepfamily status and shared childbearing. Journal of Family Issues 39(4): 1108-1136. PMCID: PMC5844479

Guzzo, K. B. & Hayford, S. R. (2018). Adolescent reproductive and contraceptive knowledge and attitudes and adult contraceptive behavior. Maternal and Child Health 22(1): 32-40. PMCID: PMC5764783

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