New Approaches to the Measurement of Children's Family Structure Grantees

New Approaches
The NCFMR funded the following four proposals supporting research on approaches to measuring children's family structure. The grantees presented their research findings at the NCFMR in the spring of 2011 and will continue to submit working papers for inclusion in our Working Paper Series

Young Children in Families
Children's Family Structures and Transitions: Examining Stability through Change
  • Ronald E. Bulanda, PI, Department of Sociology & Gerontology, Miami University
A New Methodological Approach to Measuring Family Structure and Child-Specific Residential Relationships Using the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
  • Daphne Hernandez, PI, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Cassandra Dorius, Co-I, Department of Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katherine Stamps Mitchell, Co-I, School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University
Transformation or Continuity in Americans' Definitions of Family
  • Brian Powell, PI, Department of Sociology, Indiana University
    • WP-12-12
      • Research presented at the following...
        • Changing Counts, Counting Change: Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Family. American Sociological Association, Denver, CO. (2012).
        • How Americans Think and Feel about Families. Work and Family Network, New York, NY. (2012).
        • Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family. 
          • Williams Institute, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. (2012).
          • University of Connecticut. (2012).
          • Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara. (2012).
          • Northwestern University. (2011).
          • North Central Sociological Association, Cleveland, OH. (2011).
          • University of Pennsylvania. (2010).
        • ‘Family' Divided: Conflicting Visions of ‘the American Family.’American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV.(2011).
        • Race, Gender, and Marital Opportunities: Remarks Regarding ‘Is Marriage for White People.’ (panelist). Indiana University Maurer Law School. (2012).
        • Change or Continuity in Americans’ Definition of Family.National Center for Family & Marriage Research Conference, New Approaches to the Measurement of Children’s Family Structure, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH. (2011).
        • When Minorities Become Majorities and Majorities Become Minorities. Council on Contemporary Families, Chicago, IL. (2011).
        • Same-Sex Marriage and the Future of DOMA: Law, Politics, Federalism, and Families. (panelist). Indiana University Maurer Law School. (2011).
Grant Awardees