2014 Symposium on Family Issues- Gender and Couple Relationships

Penn State's 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Issues will be held October 13th and 14th.
When Oct 13, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom
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Gender and Couple Realtionships

In her 1972 book, The Future of Marriage, Jesse Bernard argued that in each marriage there are actually two marriages—his and hers—and that marriage is more beneficial for men than for women. In other words, women and men have fundamentally different experiences in their shared relationship. At Penn State’s 2014 Family Symposium we take stock of couple relationships—including how they have changed over this period of time. We also consider contemporary issues pertaining to gender in couple relationships, ranging from their structure—married, cohabiting, heterosexual and same sex unions—and their dynamics, including couple dynamics and parenting roles and their implications for men’s and women’s health and well-being.

Sessions will focus on historical changes in marriage and couple relationships, changes in work and family roles of women and men, men and women as parents, and gender differences in the health benefits of marriage and couple relationships.

The Symposium is generously sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the following departments and institutes at Penn State: Population Research Institute, Children, Youth, & Families Consortium, the Prevention Research Center, Social Science Research Institute, and the departments of Sociology and Crime, Law & Justice, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, Biobehavioral Health, and Labor Studies & Employment Relations.

The symposium is a 2 day event. October 13th from 8:30a - 4:30p and October 14th from 8:30a - 4:00p

A complete program and registration is available at: http://www.pop.psu.edu/events/2014/22nd-annual-symposium-on-family-issues

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