Professor Marcia J. Carlson

Professor of Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

I study the formation of couples, fertility, parenting and child wellbeing, particularly among families with unmarried parents. In many of these families, parents have children by more than one partner.

I want to shed light on the new and often complicated family circumstances among unmarried parents. This will help population research and public policy intended to serve low-income families.

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