Plenary: Degrees of Change: An Assessment of the Deinstitutionalization of Marriage Thesis

Closing Plenary Session

This session will be live streamed

Andrew J. Cherlin, Ph.D., Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Chair, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Facilitator: Bahira Sherif Trask, 2018 NCFR Program Chair

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9:00 AM
10:45 AM
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom
Session #
404
Session Type
Plenary
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Sponsored by the University of Maryland - Department of Family Science


Pre-Address Agenda:

  • Welcome: Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2018 Conference Program Chair
  • Welcome from the Plenary Sponsor, University of Maryland - Department of Family Science: Sandra Quinn, Ph.D.
  • Looking Ahead to the 2019 Conference, Katia Paz Goldfarb, Ph.D., 2019 Conference Program Chair

Presentation of Awards:

  • Felix Berardo Award to Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., Purdue University; Presenter: Brian P. Masciadrelli, Felix Berardo Award Chair
  • Reuben Hill Award to Paul R. Amato, Ph.D., Penn State University, and Sarah E. Patterson, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario; Presenter: Todd F. Martin, Reuben Hill Award Chair

Plenary Presentation: 

Andrew J. Cherlin, Ph.D., Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Chair, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

  • Session Facilitator: Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2018 Conference Program Chair

 

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Andrew J. Cherlin, Ph.D.

In 2003, Andrew Cherlin gave a plenary presentation at the NCFR Annual Conference that formed the basis of his 2004 Journal of Marriage and Family article, “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage.”  At a plenary presentation at the 2018 conference, Cherlin will look back at his deinstitutionalization of marriage thesis, discuss what has been written by others about it, provide some additional theoretical background, and evaluate what parts of the thesis seem confirmed and what parts have not stood the test of time as well.

Objectives

  1. Understanding contemporary marriage and intimate partnerships.
  2. Understanding insights from sociological theory.
  3. Understanding social class differences in intimate partnerships.

About the Presenter

Andrew Cherlin, Ph.D., is Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Department Chair in the Department of Sociology at John Hopkins University. He has served as the president of the Population Association of America, received the Distinguished Career Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, was a Guggenheim Fellow, and received the Irene B. Taeuber Award from the PAA, in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in demographic research. He was named an NCFR Fellow in 2011.

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