Family Diversity & Inequality in the U.S.

Song studies the relations between social inequality and family diversity in the context of contemporary America. He examines the causes and consequences of diverse family behaviors (e.g., marriage, parenting, and the division of labor) and unravels the mechanisms through which they are linked to stratification processes within and across generations.

Current Projects:
1. Local Welfare State Spending and Educational Gaps in Parental Time with Children (w/ Margot Jackson, Ariel Kalil) [R&R]
2. The Unequal Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Household Labor: Gender and Social Class Matter [draft ready]

1. Song, Haoming. 2021a. “The unequal consequences of family structures for infant health.” Social Science Research. [link]
2. Song, Haoming. 2021b. “Women’s Divergent Union Transitions after Marital Dissolution in the U.S.” Population Research and Policy Review. [link]
3. Daniel Lichter, Zhenchao Qian, Haoming Song. 2021. “Gender, union formation, and assortative mating among older Americans” Social Science Research. [link]
4. Emily Rauscher, Haoming Song. 2022. “Learning to Value Girls: Balanced Infant Sex Ratios at Higher Parental Education in the U.S. 1969-2018.” Demography. [link]