Kei Nomaguchi

Position: Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419-372-8147

Curriculum Vitae

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.

Recent Publications:

Nomaguchi, K. M., & Fettro, M. N. (Forthcoming). Cohort differences in mothers' perceptions of neighborhood quality, child well-being, and parental strain, 1976 and 2002. Family Relations. doi: 10.1111/fare.12327

Nomaguchi, K. M., & Fettro, M. N. (2019). Childrearing stages and work-family conflict: The role of job demands and resources. Journal of Marriage and Family, 81(2) 289-307. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12521

Nomaguchi, K. M., Johnson, W. L., Minter, M. D., & Aldrich, L., &  (2017). Clarifying the association between mother-father relationship aggression and parenting. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(1), 168-171. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12354. NIHMSID: 794854

Nomaguchi, K. M., Brown, S. L., & Leyman, T. M. (2017). Fathers' participation in parenting and maternal parenting stress: Variation by relationship status. Journal of Family Issues, 38(8), 1132-1156.  doi: 10.1177/0192513X15623586. PMCID - In Process

Nomaguchi, K. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2017). Sociological perspectives on parenting stress: How social structure and culture shape parental strain and the well-being of parents and children. In K. Deater-Deckard, & R. Penneton, (Eds.), Parental Stress and Early Child Development, (pp. 47-73). Springer International Publishing.

Nomaguchi, K. M., & Johnson, W. L. (2016). Parenting stress among low-income and working-class fathers: The role of employment. Journal of Family Issues, 37(11), 1535-1557. doi: 10.1177/0192513X14560642

Nomaguchi, K. M., Milkie, M. A., & Denny, K. E. (2016). Quantity of maternal time and child and adolescent development: Response to Kalil and Mayer (2016) and to Waldfogel (2016). Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(1), 270-275. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12258. PMCID - In Process

Nomaguchi, K. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2015). Gender, accuracy about partners’ work-family conflict, and relationship quality. In M. Mills, (Ed.), Gender and the work-family experience: An intersection of two domains. (pp. 159-176). New York: Springer.

Milkie, M. A., Nomaguchi, K. M., & Denny, K. E. (2015). Does the amount of time mothers spend with children or adolescent matter? Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 355-372. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12170

Nomaguchi, K. M., & House, A. N. (2013). Racial-ethnic disparities in maternal parenting stress: The roles of structural disadvantages and parenting values. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54, 386-404. doi: 10.1177/0022146513498511

Nomaguchi, K. M., & DeMaris, A. (2013). Nonmaternal care's association with mother's parenting sensitivity: A case of self-selection bias? Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 760-777. doi:10.1111/jomf.12022

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.