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Michael Rosenfeld

Michael Rosenfeld
Professor and Chair of Sociology
B.A., Mathematics, Brown University, 1989
M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Chicago, 1991
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 2000


I am a social demographer who studies race, ethnicity, and family structure, the family's effect on children, and the history of the family. I am interested in mate selection as a social as well as a personal process.

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Aug 31 2015
Michael Rosenfeld’s work on the gender of breakup, showing that most divorces are wanted by the wife but nonmarital breakups are more gender neutral, which was presented at the 2015 ASA meetings, received a lot of press coverage, including in the New York Times blog Women in the World, The...
Feb 26 2014 | Huffington Post
DETROIT (AP) — A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan's gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when compared to other kids. Michael Rosenfeld of Stanford University said "there is no basis" for believing that kids develop better in a household led by...