NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Sociology Department
  • Adjunct Professor, Family And Consumer Studies
  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies
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Publications

  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 2005. Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in Their Own Marriages. New York: Cambridge University Press.. Accepted, .
  • Mary Ann Mason (date unknown). 2013. Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press (with M. A. Mason and M. Goulden).. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love & Marriage among African-Americans and Latinos. New York: Oxford University Press (with W. B. Wilcox).. Accepted, .
  • Mary Ann Mason (date unknown). M. A. Mason, M. Goulden, and N. H. Wolfinger. 2006. “Babies Matter: Pushing the Gender Equity Revolution Forward.” Pp. 9-30 in The Balancing Act: Gendered Perspectives in Faculty Roles and Work Lives, edited by S. J. Bracken et al. Sterling, VA: Stylus.. Accepted, .
  • William M. Mason (date unknown). W. M. Mason and N. H. Wolfinger. 2001. “Cohort Analysis.” Pp. 2189-2194 in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.. Accepted, .
  • Matthew McKeever (date unknown). 2012. “Over the Long Haul: The Persistent Economic Consequences of Single Motherhood.” Pp. 1-39 in Economic Stress and the Family, edited by S. L. Blair. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing (with M. McKeever).. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Family Change in the Context of Social Changes in the U.S.". (pp. ??). Vol. International Handbook of Fami, Oxford University Press. Accepted, .
  • Lori Kowaleski-Jones (date unknown). L. Kowaleski-Jones and N. H. Wolfinger, editors. 2005. Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda. New York: Springer (authorship ordered alphabetically). Accepted, .
  • Vincent K. Fu (date unknown). 2011. "Broken Boundaries or Broken Marriages? Racial Intermarriage and Divorce in the United States." Social Science Quarterly 92:1096-1117. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 2000. “Beyond the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: Do People Replicate the Patterns of Marital Instability They Grew Up With?” Journal of Family Issues 21:1062-1086. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "One Nation, Divided: Culture, Civic Institutions, and the Marriage Divide." The Future of Children 25:111-127 (with W. B. Wilcox and C. E. Stokes). Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Wolfinger, Nicholas H. 2007. “Does the Rebound Effect Exist? Time to Remarriage and Subsequent Union Stability.” Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 46:9-20. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 1998. “The Effects of Parental Divorce on Adult Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 39:254-270. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger, J. Rabow and M. D. Newcomb. 1994. “Reexamining Personal and Situational Factors in Drunk Driving Interventions.” Journal of Applied Social Psychology 24:1627-1639. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Stay in the game: Gender, family formation and alternative trajectories in the academic life course. Social Forces. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Living and loving “decent”: Religion and relationship quality among urban parents. Social Science Research. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger, L. Kowaleski-Jones and K. R. Smith. 2004. “Double Impact: What Sibling Data Can Tell Us about the Negative Effects of Parental Divorce.” Social Biology 50:58-76. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Trends in the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce. Demography. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 1995. “Passing Moments: Some Social Dynamics of Pedestrian Interaction.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 24:323-340. Accepted, .
  • Christopher Ellison (date unknown). 2010. "Bendito Amor (‘Blessed Love’): Religion and Relationships among Married and Unmarried Latinos in Urban America." The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies 3:171-188 (with W. B. Wilcox and E. I. Hernández). Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Alone in the Ivory Tower. Journal of Family Issues. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Wolfinger, Nicholas H. and Raymond E. Wolfinger. 2008. “Family Structure and Voter Turnout.” Social Forces 86:1513-1528. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). Wilcox, W. Bradford and Nicholas H. Wolfinger. 2008. “Living and Loving “Decent”: Religion and Relationship Quality among Urban Parents.” Social Science Research 37:828–843 . Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Problems in the Pipeline. The Journal of Higher Education. Accepted, .
  • Kimberly A. Shaff (date unknown). Shaff, Kimberly A., Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Lori Kowaleski-Jones, and Ken Smith. 2008. “Family Structure Transitions and Child Achievement.” Sociological Spectrum 28:681-704. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). Then comes marriage? Religion, race, and marriage in urban America. Social Science Research. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). “The Different Voices of Gender: Social Recognition.” Current Research in Social Psychology 2:50-65. Accepted, .
  • Ariana Prazen (date unknown). 2011. “Joint Physical Custody and Neighborhood Friendships in Middle Childhood.” Sociological Inquiry (with A. Prazen, L. Kowaleski-Jones, and C. Cahill). 81:247–259. Accepted, .
  • Hsien-Hsien Lau (date unknown). 2011. “Parental Divorce and Offspring Religious Behavior: Evidence from the General Social Survey.” Review of Religious Research (with H.-H. Lau). 53:85–103. Accepted, .
  • Mary Ann Mason (date unknown). M. A. Mason, S. H. Jay, G. Messick-Svare, and N. H. Wolfinger. 2002. “Stepparents: De Facto Parents or Legal Strangers?” Journal of Family Issues 23:507-522 (Mason is lead, others ordered alphabetically). Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). 2011. “More Evidence for Trends in the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Completed Cohort Approach Using Data from the General Social Survey.” Demography. 48:581–592. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 2002. “On Writing Field Notes: Background Expectancies and Collection Strategies.” Qualitative Research 2:85-95. Accepted, .
  • Matthew McKeever (date unknown). M. McKeever and N. H. Wolfinger. 2001. “Reexamining the Economic Consequences of Marital Disruption for Women.” Social Science Quarterly 82:202-217. Accepted, .
  • Christopher E. Ellison (date unknown). “Attitudes Toward Marriage and Cohabitation among Working-Age Latinos: Does Religion Matter?” Journal of Family Issues 34:295-322 (with C. E. Ellison and A. I. Ramos-Wada). Accepted, .
  • Matthew McKeever (date unknown). 2011. “Thanks for Nothing: Income and Labor Force Participation for Never-Married Mothers since 1982.” Social Science Research 40:63-76 (with M. McKeever). Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "An Idiot’s Guide to Progressive Activism in the Age of Trump" Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Sex and Divorce: What's the Connection?" Family Studies. The Blog of the Institute for Family Studies. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Does Sexual History Affect Marital Happiness?. Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Review of Enduring Bonds: Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible, by Philip Cohen. (pp. 1-3). Vol. 98. Social Forces/Oxford University Press. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). The New Dirty War Against Faculty. Arc Digital. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Pursuit of Injustice: Further Adventures Under Title IX. Quillette. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "How to Talk to Strangers." The Academe Blog, American Association of University Professors. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Why I'm a Liberal" Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Real Insights About Porn Real Insights About Pornography and Marriage" Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). How We Think about the Police. Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "To Save Lives, Make Peace with Assad Now." Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "More than Money: The Liberal-Conservative Divide in Marriage." The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). A Plea for the New Department of Education Guidelines on Campus Sexual Misconduct. Family Studies blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Republicans Have Happier Marriages. How Should Democrats React?" Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "Red Families vs. Blue Families: Which Are Happier?" The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "For Female Scientists, There's No Good Time to Have Children." The Atlantic. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Marriage Means Community Engagement: A Response to Mandy Len Catron. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Replicating the Goldilocks Theory of Marriage and Divorce." The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Want to Avoid Divorce? Wait to Get Married, But Not Too Long." The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). How I Survived the Title IX Star Chamber. Quillette. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Counterintuitive Trends in the Link Between Premarital Sex and Marital Stability" Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Happiness and Academic Malpractice. Quillette. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). America's Generation Gap in Extramarital Sex. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "Marriage and Divorce.” Annotated bibliography. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology, edited by J. Manza. New York: Oxford University Press. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Are Married People Still Happier?. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "The Latino Marriage Paradox' First Things. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Trends in the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce, 1973-2018. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "How to Talk about Single Motherhood' The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Promiscuous America: Smart, Secular, and Somewhat Less Happy. Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Can Intelligence Predict Income?. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Sex in Red and Blue America. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Contours of the Sex Recession. Family Studies blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Is the Sex Recession Turning into a Great Sex Depression?. Family Studies blog. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Explaining Trump" Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Why Has Married Sex Declined?. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "Look Beyond Ferguson and Baltimore: The Good News about Black Men" National Review. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "How the Church Helps Black Men Flourish in America." The Atlantic. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Trudeau’s response to the trucker protest is harsh but understandable. Salt Lake Tribine. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). I Know what Intersectionality Is, and I Wish it Were Less Important. Quillette. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). Milo Goes to College. Huffington Post. Accepted, .
  • W. Bradford Wilcox (date unknown). "Better Together: Religious Attendance, Gender, and Relationship Quality.". Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Hey Guys, Put a Ring on It" National Review. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Nine Decades of Promiscuity. The Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). Title IX Is an Insult to Victims of Sexual Assault. The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal blog. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce" Family Studies Blog. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "The Changing Economics of Single Motherhood." Pacific Standard. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "The Changing Economics of Single Motherhood." Pacific Standard. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Does Promiscuity Affect Marriage Rates?. SocArXiv Papers. Accepted, .
  • Jesse Smith (date unknown). Re-Examining the Link Between Premarital Sex and Divorce. SocArXiv Papers. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Reaching a compromise on assault weapons. The Salt Lake Tribune. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). "What is a Single Mother?" National Review. Accepted, .
  • NICHOLAS H WOLFINGER (date unknown). "Men & Marriage: Debunking the Ball and Chain Myth" Institute for Family Studies research brief. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Wolfinger, Nicholas H. 2007. “Hello and Goodbye to Divorce Reform.” Report of the National Council on Family Relations 52:16-17. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Review of Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas, edited by Cahn, N.R., Carbone, J., DeRose, L.F. & Wilcox, W.B. (pp. 33-35). Vol. 49. Contemporary Sociology/Cambridge University PRess. Accepted, .
  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger (date unknown). N. H. Wolfinger. 2007. Review of Divorce: Causes and Consequences, by A. Clarke-Stewart and C. Brentano. Contemporary Sociology 36:345-346. Accepted, .
  • Wolfinger, Nicholas H. (date unknown). Book Review: Enduring Bonds: Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible. University of California Press. Accepted, .

Research Statement

I am currently involved in three research projects.  With Matthew McKeever (Mount Holyoke College) I am studying trends in the economics of single motherhood.  Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden (both at the University of California, Berkeley) and I are studying the effects of children on women’s academic careers.  W. Bradford Wilcox (University of Virginia) and I are investigating the relationship between religious participation, marriage, and well-being.

Much of my previous research examined the intergenerational transmission of divorce--why people from divorced families are likely to end their own marriages.  Articles based on this work have been published in Demography, Journal of Family Issues, Social Forces, and Social Science Research; a book, Understanding the Divorce Cycle, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.

Most of my work involves multivariate analysis of data from national sample surveys.  I also use ethnographic methods

Presentations

  • "Steady-State Inequality? Income Trends for Single Mothers" (with M. McKeever). Presented at the University of Virginia. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Having it All: Gender Equity and Work-life Balance in Science" Keynote address at the Santa Cruz Developmental Biology conference. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Did Welfare Reform Work? The Future Of The Safety Net" Manhattan Institute. , Presented, 2016.
    https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/us-welfar...
  • Author-meets-critic session, "Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower," annual meeting of the Work Family Researchers Network. , Presented, 2014.
  • "Do Babies Matter? Gender & Family in the Ivory Tower." Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture, University of Utah. , Presented, 2014.
    https://eq.utah.edu/u/items/cf85b1be-7642-4264-ae6...
  • Matthew McKeever and Nicholas H. Wolfinger. "Income Trends for Married, Divorced, and Never-Married Mothers, 1979-2006." Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas. , Presented, 2011.
  • Christopher G. Ellison, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, and Aida Ramos-Wada. “Attitudes toward Marriage, Divorce, Cohabitation, and Casual Sex among Working-Age Latinos: Does Religion Matter?" Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC. , Presented, 2011.
  • McKeever, Matthew and Nicholas H. Wolfinger. 2008. "Changing Determinants of Income for Married, Divorced, and Never-Married Mothers." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston. , Presented, 2008.
  • "Faith and family life among African Americans and Latinos in America" Book panel, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC. Panel, Presented, 2016.
    http://www.aei.org/events/faith-family-life-among-...
  • "Premarital Sex and Marriage Timing" Accepted for poster at 2020 annual meeting of Population Association of America. Poster, Accepted, 2020.
  • "Premarital Sex and Marriage Timing" Accepted for poster at 2020 annual meeting of Population Association of America. Poster, Accepted, 2020.
  • "Steady-State Inequality? Income Trends for Single Mothers" (w/ M. McKeever). Presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Population Association of America. Poster, Presented, 2019.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States