Third Leverhulme Workshop Keynote Address: Sara S. McLanahan


Location: McCartan Courtroom


Third Annual Conference
The Leverhulme Trust
International Network on New Families; New Governance

“Meanings and Understandings of Family Solidarity and Family Regulation”

Hosted by University of Notre Dame Law School

Keynote Address
“Fragile Families and Children’s Futures”

Sara S. McLanahan, Ph.D.
Center for Research on Child Wellbeing • Princeton University

Reception to follow
Students Welcome!

Sara McLanahan is the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is the founding director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. She is editor-in-chief of the Future of Children, a journal that makes high-quality research on children’s issues accessible to practitioners and policy makers. Her research interests include family demography, poverty and inequality, and social policy.

She has written 5 books, including Fathers Under Fire (1998), Social Policies for Children (1996); Growing Up with a Single Parent (1994); Child Support and Child Wellbeing (1994); and Single Mothers and Their Children: A New American Dilemma (1986), and over 100 scholarly articles. McLanahan is a member of the National Academy of Science and a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She is a past president of the Population Association of America and has served on the boards of the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America and the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Children Youth and Families. She currently serves on the Board of the Russell Sage Foundation.

For more information contact:
Prof. Margaret (Peg) Brinig
Notre Dame Law School
(574) 631-2303