Family Seminars

Jan. 31, 2006
Beyond Washington Heights: Identities, Language and Socioeconomic Status Among Dominicans in a New Destination
Leif Jensen, Penn. State, Prof. of Rural Sociology and Demography; Director, Population Research Institute
12:30-1:30 p.m., 153 MVR Hall
Co-sponsored with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center.

Feb. 2, 2006
TANF Child Support Enforcement: A Feminist Critique
Anna Marie Smith, Evolving Family affiliate & Prof. of Government
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Feb. 9, 2006
Baby Mama Drama: Contact Between Men and (Their?) Children Before and After Genetic Tests 
David Bishai, Prof. of Population and Family Health Sciences & International Health
Johns Hopkins University
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
This presentation is based on “Parenting Behavior Among Men With Disputed Paternity,” (Bishai, Astone, Argys)

Feb. 13, 2006
Monsoon Wedding
 (Film & Discussion)
8 p.m. Alice Cook House
Discussion Leaders: Stefan Klonner, Evolving Family team member and Professor of Economics; Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Evolving Family team member and Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology and Behavior

Feb. 16
Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?
Shelley Correll, Evolving Family affiliate and Prof. of Sociology
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Feb. 21, 2006
Food Stamp Participation and Employment among Adult-Only Households
David Ribar, The George Washington University, Professor of Economics
12:30-1:30pm, 153 MVR Hall.
Co-sponsored with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center. 

February 28, 2006
March of the Penguins (Film & Discussion)
8 p.m. Becker House TV Room
Discussion Leaders: Michael Goldstein,Professor of Psychology; Elizabeth Adkins-Regan,Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology and Behavior; Steve Emlen, Professor of Behavioral Ecology

March 2, 2006
Hormones and Pair Bonds: The View From Birdland 
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Evolving Family Team Member; Prof. of Psychology and Neurobiology & Behavior
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 6, 2006
Kramer vs. Kramer (Film & Discussion)
8 p.m. Becker House TV Room
Discussion Leaders: Liz Peters, Evolving Family team member and Professor of Policy, Analysis and Management; Maureen Waller, Evolving Family team member and Professor of Policy Analysis and Management

March. 10, 2006
Intermarriage Workshop
ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 14, 2006
The Short and Long Term Effects of Welfare Participation on Marriage 
Julien Teitler, Assistant Prof. of Sociology, Columbia University
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., 153 MVR Hall
Co-sponsored with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center.

March 16, 2006
Incarceration, Marriage, and Family Life
Bruce Western, Prof. of Sociology, The Office of Population Research,
Princeton University
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
This presentation is based on “Incarceration, Marriage, and Family Life” (Western)

Mar. 29, 2006
Fire 
(Film & Discussion)
8 p.m. Becker House TV Room
Discussion Leaders: Kathryn March, Evolving Family Team member and Professor of Anthropology; Sheetal Majithia, Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

April 4, 2006
Decision-making by the Children of the NLSY
Shelly Lundberg, Castor Prof. of Economics and Director, Center for Research on Families, Univ. of Washington
3:30-5 p.m., 114 Martha Van Hall
Jointly Sponsored with PAM

April 6, 2006 
Preventative Interventions for Couples: To Strengthen Couple and Parent-child Relationships and Foster Children’s Development 

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Phil Cowan and Carolyn Cowan, Professors of Psychology, UC Berkeley
At this informal brown-bag seminar, Profs. Cowan will lead a discussion of two of their articles:
1) Two Central Roles for Couple Relationships: Breaking Negative Intergenerational Patterns and Enhancing Children’s Adaptation (Cowan and Cowan)
2) New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers (Cowan and Cowan)

April 7 & 8, 2006
Marriage and Family: Complexities and Perspectives

423 ILR Conference Center

April 11, 2006
Will Increasing Marriage Reduce Poverty? 
Paul Amato, Professor of Sociology and Department Head, Pennsylvania State University
3:30-5 p.m., 114 Martha Van Hall
Jointly Sponsored with PAM

April 13, 2006
A Conversation with Bobbie Low: Varying Perspectives on Marriage Systems 
Bobbi S. Low, Prof., School of Natural Resources and Environ.; Assoc. Director,
Population-Environment Dynamics Program, Univ. of Michigan
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
At this informal brown-bag seminar, Prof. Low will lead a discussion of her chapter:
“Ecological and Sociocultural Impacts on Mating and Marriage Systems” (Low)

April 17
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? 1967
 (Film & Discussion)
8 p.m. Alice Cook House Common Room
Discussion Leaders: David Harris, ISS Executive Director and Professor of Sociology;
Kara Joyner, Evolving Family affiliate and Professor of PAM

April 18, 2006
Welfare Leaving and Health Trajectories among the Children of Immigrants and Natives 
Ariel Kalil, Assoc. Prof, Harris School of Public Policy, Univ. of Chicago
3:30-5 p.m., 114 Martha Van Hall
Jointly sponsored with PAM.

April 20, 2006
“What Gives” When Mothers are Employed? Parental Time Allocation in Dual Earner and Single Earner Two-Parent Families 
Suzanne Bianchi, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
This presentation will be based on the paper found here.

April 27
, 2006
Why Poor Black Men Have Babies but Seldom Marry 
Eli Anderson, Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
11:45-1:00 pm, ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

May 4, 2006
Cooperation and Relatedness in a Multi-person Dictator Experiment
Liz Peters, Evolving Family team leader and Professor of PAM
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 15, 2007,
Social Science and Legal Policy: The Case of Heterosexual Cohabitation
Cynthia Bowman, Marc & Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Prof. of Law
8:30-10:00 a.m.
146 Myron Taylor Hall (ISS Conference Room)
Bowman’s research examines the social science literature about heterosexual cohabitation and concludes that unmarried couples together for two years or with a common child should be given the legal rights and obligations attached to marriage. 

April 13, 2007
Fatherhood & Incarceration Workshop
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
290 Myron Taylor Hall (Note Change in Location)
This workshop will focus on issues of child support requirements, parenting programs, race/ethnic differences, social capital, juvenile fathers and the meanings of incarceration for fatherhood and citizenship.

April 25, 2007
Evolving Family End-of-Project Lecture
Liz Peters, Team Leader and Prof. of PAM
4:30-6:00 p.m.
423 ILR Conference Center
Join us for this lecture that caps the three-year ISS Evolving Family Theme Project. Liz Peters will describe the accomplishments of the theme project thus far. Team members will be on hand to discuss future research activities and will be available for Q & A. Refreshments will follow the lecture.