9th Annual De Jong Lecture Social Demography

Well Being in Same-Sex Relationships
When Nov 05, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn
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2014 De Jong Lecture by Wendy Manning

Well-being in Same-Sex Relationships

Recently, major shifts in the legal and social context surrounding same-sex relationships have occurred. The social acceptance and support for same-sex couples has skyrocketed such that the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, and the legal system has been transformed with over 60% of the population living in states with same-sex marriage. While these changes have been rapidly underway there has been growing scholarly attention to the well-being of children and adults in same-sex parent families. This presentation will review recent research on child and adult well-being as well as include new findings related to the relationship stability of same-sex couples. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for new research on same-sex relationships in the United States.

Wendy D. Manning, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University

The 9th annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography will be held on November 5, 2014 at the Nittany Lion Inn starting at 8:30 am.

Everyone is invited to a reception at 11:45 am in the Nittany Lion Inn Penn State Room.

Discussants include Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University, and Tim Biblarz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California.

Our web site is under construction but registration is open at https://redcap.ctsi.psu.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=f2h5CtMZmH

 

The Lecture is sponsored by the Caroline M. and Gordon F. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment and the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Population Research Institute at Penn State.