Sociology of family

Family research in the field of sociology addresses patterns of change and variation in family behaviors and household relationships by social class, race/ethnicity, and gender. Topics of study include union formation and dissolution, childbearing, family structure, parenting, and the intersection of work and family.

Students who are interested in family can take courses through Sociology and Policy Analysis and Management (many of which are cross-listed in Sociology), and benefit from resources available through the Cornell Population Center.