|Time||to 12:30 pm Add to Calendar 2014-11-05 08:30:00 2014-11-05 12:30:00 9th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom Population Research Institute America/New_York public|
|Location||Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom|
Well-Being in Same-Sex Relationships
Presented by Wendy Manning, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University
Recently, major shifts in the legal and social context surrounding same-sex relationships have occurred. The social acceptance and support for same-sex couples has skyrocketed such that the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, and the legal system has been transformed with over 60% of the population living in states with same-sex marriage. While these changes have been rapidly underway there has been growing scholarly attention to the well-being of children and adults in same-sex parent families. Dr. Manning will review recent research on child and adult well-being as well as new findings related to the relationship stability of same-sex couples. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for new research on same-sex relationships in the United States.
Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University
Tim Biblarz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
8:30 Check-in; Coffee available
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 Dr. Wendy Manning
10:10 Dr. Abbie Goldberg and Dr. Tim Biblarz
11:00 Open Discussion
The De Jong Lecture is supported by the Gordon F. and Caroline M. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment, administered jointly (and supplemented as necessary) by the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Institute at Penn State.
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Gordon F. De Jong is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography, Director of the Graduate Program in Demography, and Senior Scientist with the Population Research Institute at Penn State. Caroline M. De Jong, a former middle school teacher, has been involved in numerous community, church, and university related organizations including the American Association of University Women, Stay-and-Play Nursery School, Presbyterian Women, and the Centre County Board of Elections.