Philip N. Cohen


My research and teaching concern the sociology of families, social demography, and social inequality. I study several aspects of inequality with regard to work, including gender and race/ethnic segregation in occupations, and the division of labor within couples and families. In the area of demography, I am interested in family structure, marriage and divorce, and the way we measure, count and describe people in and around families. My introductory textbook on the sociology of families, titled The Family: Diversity, Inequality and Social Change, will be published in 2014. I also write the Family Inequality blog, at
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  • PhD University of Maryland, 1999
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
SOCY 661 Social Stratification Fall 2014 Syllabus
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4127A Art/Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
Phone: (301) 405-6414