Family and Consumer Studies
Nicholas H. Wolfinger is a sociologist whose interests include marriage and divorce, the economics of single motherhood, work-family conflict in academic careers, and research methods. His recent publications include Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in Their Own Marriages (2005, Cambridge University Press) and Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda (2005, Springer; edited, with Lori Kowaleski-Jones). His work has also appeared in Demography, Social Forces, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and other professional journals.
The policy implications of Wolfinger’s research include the rationale for retaining no-fault divorce laws, the efficacy of marriage promotion via inner city churches, and potential government interventions to increase voter turnout among single mothers.