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Rachel Margolis, Professor

Undergraduate Chair, Sociology
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

  • Demography
  • Social inequality
  • Family change
  • Aging

Selected Publications