Faculty Expert Profile
- Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor Emeritus of Public Policy
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Hopkins Population Center
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.