Sociologist to discuss intimate partnerships

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The landscape of romantic partnerships has shifted dramatically in several directions in recent years. The nation now has more people than ever over 50 who are single and available to form new, unmarried unions.

Sociologist Dr. Susan Brown, co-director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, will discuss recent trends and patterns in intimate relationships in her upcoming College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture on  “Partnering in Later Life: New Frontiers in Family Research.” Her talk, at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, will include a look at partnership dynamics — whether dating or cohabiting — and their consequences for individual well-being.

A reception will follow the discussion.

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(Posted October 12, 2011 )