Philip N. Cohen


My research and teaching concern the sociology of families, social demography, and social inequality. I study families and inequality, mostly from a demographic perspective, especially gender and race/ethnic inequality. I also research family structure, marriage and divorce, and the way we measure, count and describe people in and around families. The second edition of my textbook, The Family: Diversity, Inequality and Social Change, will be published in 2018. My new book, in production at University of California Press, is Enduring Bonds: Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible. My regular writing appears on my blog, Family Inequality, at Finally, I am the director of SocArXiv, the open archive of the social sciences; and the chair of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. Find me on twitter at @familyunequal.
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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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