Pamela J Smock

Pamela Smock
Research Professor; Training Faculty

Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Smock is a social demographer, and has published on an array of topics relating to family patterns and change in the US. These include unmarried cohabitation; the economic consequences of divorce and marriage for women, men, and children; nonresident fatherhood; child support; the motherhood wage penalty; children’s economic well-being in various family structures; and racial/ethnic differences in family patterns. Her research has been supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Smock has been President of the Association of Population Centers and served on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. She served as Editor of Demography from 2013-2016 and is now serving as Deputy Editor for Journal of Marriage and Family




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