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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.

For information on my publications, my classes, my research, and my interactions with the press, see

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Apr 10 2019
Radically Normal: How Gay Rights Activists Changed The Minds Of Their Opponents In 1972, researchers launched a project known as the General Social Survey. The GSS asked Americans to share their opinions on a whole range of important issues, from education spending to the role of women in the...
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...