Faculty Expert Profile

Andrew Cherlin

  • Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor Emeritus of Public Policy


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Hopkins Population Center

Languages spoken

  • English

Andrew Cherlin's research is in the sociology of families, demographic trends, the working class and public policy.

He has published books and articles on topics such as working-class families, race and the working class, marriage and divorce, how births intersect with a mother's education and income equality, children's well-being, intergenerational relations, family policy, and welfare policy.

He is author of "Labor's Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America" (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2014) and "The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family Today" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009). Cherlin was the principal investigator of the "Three-City Study," an interdisciplinary study of low-income children and their caregivers in the post-welfare-reform era.

Recent coverage

Marriage Has Become a Trophy
/ The Atlantic online
The Downwardly Mobile for Trump
/ The New York Times
Why Are White Death Rates Rising?
/ The New York Times

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