Vanessa Lang

Vanessa Lang
Research Investigator

Research Investigator, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Lang was trained as a family demographer and sociologist. One line of her research centers
on studying fertility behaviors with a specific focus on unintended childbearing in the United
States and the policy implications surrounding access to contraception for women. Within this
area, she has a specific interest in understanding why socioeconomic and race disparities exist in
a variety of reproductive behaviors and outcomes. Another line of her research focuses on
understanding the changing roles and responsibilities of women and men in the spheres of paid
work and family and how these are associated with the well-being of both couples and




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