Frances Goldscheider

Frances Kobrin Goldscheider is University Professor of Sociology, emerita, at Brown University, and College Park Professor of Family Science at the University of Maryland.

Her studies include analyses of trends in living alone among the elderly, leaving and returning home among young adults, entry into unions, men’s, women’s, and children’s roles in the household division of labour, and new forms of fatherhood, including single, absent and household (step).

Her current research focus is on men’s roles in the family in the US and Sweden. A recent major paper is: “The Gender Revolution:  A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Changing Family and Demographic Behavior” (with Eva Bernhardt and Trude Lappegård),  Population and Development Review. 41(2):207-239. 2015.