Section on the Sociology of the Family

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Mission Statement

Many of society's most pressing problems -- teenage childbearing, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, divorce -- are related to or rooted in the family. The Section on Family was founded to provide a home for sociologists who are interested in exploring these issues in greater depth.

Section Officers, 2013-2014

Chair: Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University
Chair-Elect: Debra Umberson, University of Texas
Past Chair: Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Liana C. Sayer, University of Maryland

Section Council

Linda Marie Burton, Duke University 2014
Marcia J. Carlson, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2014
Kristen S. Harknett, University of Pennsylvania 2015
Christine Renee Schwartz, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison 2015
Ann Meier, University of Minnesota 2016
Sharon L. Sassler, Cornell University 2016

Student Representative

Valerie Kim Bonner, Temple University 2014
Amy Kathryn Brainer, University of Illinois at Chicago 2015

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