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Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:30 am -5:00 pm ET
Online via Zoom


The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the lives of individuals and families. As institutions like schools, workplaces, and prisons have had to change how – and where – they function, the repercussions of these changes have been wide-ranging but unequally distributed across characteristics such as gender, class, and race-ethnicity. This year’s Center for Family and Demographic Research symposium features four well-respected scholars highlighting the impacts of the pandemic on behaviors and well-being within families and across interpersonal relationships.
This symposium is free but pre-registration is required.  Please contact the CFDR Office to register.

Link to video

Guest Speakers:

“By Default: The Origins of Gendered Inequality in Pandemic Parenting Arrangements”
Jessica McCrory Calarco, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Indiana University

“School Reopening Plans and Parents' Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Liana Christin Landivar, PhD
Sociologist, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor and
Faculty Affiliate, Maryland Population Research Center

"Workplace Supports, Domestic Labor, and Labor Force Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Daniel L. Carlson, PhD

Associate Professor of Family, Health, and Public Policy
Department of Family and Consumer Studies
University of Utah

“Not Being Able to See Him or Hear His Voice Regularly Makes Him Feel Even Farther Away:” Barriers to Supporting Relationships among Families Impacted by Incarceration During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Breanna Boppre, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Wichita State University

Updated: 02/06/2023 11:59AM