Rachel Margolis, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Margolis ia a demographer and sociologist who studies how family dynamics shape population change over time. Her research on aging addresses how and why grandparenthood is changing over time, how family networks are evolving, and how the thinning of kinship networks affects older adults. She is also interested in gender, parenthood and social policy.
Areas of Specialization
- Social inequality;
- Family change;
- "The Effect of Expanded Parental Benefits on Union Dissolution"
2020; Journal of Marriage and Family; Rachel Margolis | Youjin Choi | Anders Holm | Nirav Mehta
- "Capturing trends in Canadian divorce in an era without vital statistics"
2019; Demographic Research; Rachel Margolis | Youjin Choi | Feng Hou | Michael Haan
- "A Cohort Perspective on the Demography of Grandparenthood: Past, Present, and Future Changes in Race and Sex Disparities in the United States"
2019; Demography; Rachel Margolis | Ashton M. Verdery
- "Use of Parental Benefits by Family Income in Canada: Two Policy Changes"
2019; Journal of Marriage and Family; Rachel Margolis | Feng Hou | Michael Haan | Anders Holm
- "Projections of white and black older adults without living kin in the United States, 2015-2060"
2017; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Ashton M. Verdery | Rachel Margolis
Winner of the Roy C. Buck Award (2019)