American Sociological Association

Family Section Awards Recipients History

The Family Section's Article of the Year Award

2019: Margaret Frye and Sara Lopus, “From Privilege to Prevalence: Contextual Effects of Women’s Schooling on African Marital Timing,” Demography 55(6):2371-2394. 2018.

2019: Daniel Schneider, Orestes P. Hastings, and Joe LaBriola, “Income Inequality and Class Divides in Parental Investments,” American Sociological Review 83(3):475-507. 2018.

2018: Daniel Schneider, University of California, and Orestes P. Hastings, Colorado State University, "Income Inequality and Household Labor," Social Forces 96(2):481-506. 2017.

2016: Christine Schwartz and Hongyuan Han, "The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Trends in Marital Dissolution," American Sociological Review 79(4):605–629. 2014. 

2013: Liana Sayer, University of Maryland, College Park, Paula England, New York University, Paul Allison, University of Pennsylvania, and Nicole Kangas, Stanford University, “She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages,” American Journal of Sociology 116(6):1982-2018. 2011.

2012: Michelle Budig and Melissa Hodges, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Difference in Disadvantage: Variation in the Motherhood Penalty across White Women's Earnings Distribution," American Sociological Review 75(5):705-728. 2010.

2011: Susan L. Brown and Wendy D. Manning, “Family Boundary Ambiguity and the Measurement of Family Structure: The Significance of Cohabitation,” Demography 46(1):85-101. 2009.

The Family Section's Best Paper Award

2015: Trond Petersen, Andrew Penner, and Geir Høgsnes,  “From Motherhood Penalties to Husband Premia: The New Challenge for Gender Equality and Family Policy, Lessons from Norway,” American Journal of Sociology 119(5):1434-1472. 2014.


The Family Section's Distinguished Career Award

2019: Linda Waite, The University of Chicago

2018: Daniel T. Lichter, Cornell University

2017: Kathleen Gerson

2016: Brain Powell, Indiana University, Bloomington

2015: Arlie Hochschild, University of California, Berkeley

2014: Linda Burton, Duke University

2013: Suzanne Bianchi, University of California, Los Angeles

2012: Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland

2011: S. Phillip Morgan

2010: Paula England, Stanford University

2009: Harriet B. Presser, University of Maryland, College Park

2008: Steven Nock, Awarded Posthumously

2007: Frances K. Goldscheider, Brown University

2006: Paul Amato, Pennsylvania State University

2005: Lynn White, University of Nebraska

2004: Sara McLanahan

2003: Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University

2002: Alan Booth, Pennsylvania State University

2001: Frank Furstenburg, University of Pennsylvania

2000: Arland Thorton, University of Michigan

1999: William J. Goode, George Mason University

1998: Glen Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1997: Larry L. Bumpass, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1996: Alice S. Rossi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


The Family Section's Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

This award was established in 1995.

2019: Daniela Urbina, Princeton University, "In the Hands of Women: Conditional Cash Transfers and Household Dynamics" 

2019: Jaclyn (Jackie) Tabor, Indiana University, “Mom, Dad, or Somewhere in Between: Role-Relational Ambiguity and Children of Transgender Parents” 

2018: Brielle Bryan, Harvard University, "Paternal Incarceration and Adolescent Social Network Disadvantage," Demography 54(4):1477-1501. 2017.

2016: Frank Edwards, "Saving Children and Controlling Families: Punishment, Redistribution and Child Protection," American Sociological Review 81(3):575-595. 2016.

2015: Abigail Ocobock, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage: The Institutionalization of Marriage among Same-Sex Couples”

2014: Stacy Torres, New York University, "Where Everybody May Not Know Your Name: The Importance of Elastic Ties"

2013: Abigail Weitzman, New York University, “The Daughter Tax: The Effects of Daughters on Maternal Outcomes in the Developing World”

2012: Abi Ocobock, "The Power and Limits of Marriage: Married Gay Men's Family Relationships," Journal of Marriage and Family 75(1):191-205. 2013.

2012: Neha Gondal, "Who 'Fills in' for Siblings and How? A Multilevel Analysis of Personal Network Composition and its Relationship to Sibling Size"

2011: Hyun Sik Kim, University of Wisconsin, “Consequences of Parental Divorce for Child Development," Sociological Forum 27(3):732-755. 2012.

2010: Youngjoo Cha, submitted from Cornell University, now at Indiana University, “Reinforcing Separate Spheres: The Effect of Spousal Overwork on Men’s and Women’s Employment in Dual-Earner Households,” American Sociological Review 75(2):303-329. 2010.

2009: Daniel Schneider, Princeton University, "Norms and Nuptials: The Changing Social Price of Marriage"

2008: Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Laura Tach, "Heterogeneity in Two-Parent Families and Adolescent Well-Being," Journal of Marriage and Family 70(2):435-451. 2008.

2007: Christopher Wildeman, Princeton University, "Parental Imprisonment, the Prison Boom, and the Concentration of Childhood Disadvantage," Demography 46(2):265-280. 2009.

2006: Sarah Winslow-Bowe, University of Pennsylvania, “The Persistence of Wives’ Income Advantage," Journal of Marriage and Family 68(4):824-842. 2006.

2005: Jennifer L. Hook, University of Washington, “Care in Context: Men's Unpaid Work in 20 Countries, 1965-1998," American Sociological Review 71(4):639-660. 2006.

2004: Jennifer Lundquist, "An Examination of One Institution Within Another: Does the Black-White Marriage Differential Exist in A Total Institution?"

2003: Penelope Huang, University of Washington, “The Price of Parenthood: Examining Gendered Wage Penalties for Leave Taking”

2003: Makiko Fuwa, University of California, Irvine, “Macro-level Gender Inequality and the Division of Housework: A Cross-National Study," American Sociological Review 69(6):751-767. 2004.

2002: Lori Wiebold-Lippisch, University of Kansas, “The Unglorified Self: Identity Transformation of Parental Caregivers”

2002: Matthew Weinshenker, University of Chicago, “Imagining Family Roles: Parental Influence on the Expectations of Adolescents in Dual-Career Families”

2001: Natalia Sarkisian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “More or Less Kin: Assessing the Debates on Kin Support in Euro and African American Families”

2000: Kathryn Harker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Immigrant Generation, Assimilation and Adolescent Psychology Wellbeing”

2000: Laura Burns, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “The Quality of Adolescent Siblings Relationships: Does Biographical Relatedness of Family Structure Matter”

1999: Cesar Rebellon, Emory University, “Reconsidering the Broken Homes/Delinquency Relationship and Specifying its Mediating Mechanisms," Criminology 40(1):103-136. 2002.

1998: Mick Cunningham, University of Michigan, “Parental Influences on Adolescent Attitudes Toward Household Labor”

1998: Maureen Sullivan, University of California, Davis, “Alma Mater: Family ‘Outings’ and the Making of the Mode Other Mother (MOM)”

1997: Amy Kroska, University of Indiana, “The Division of Labor in the Home: A Review and Re-conceptualization," Social Psychology Quarterly 60(4):304-322. 1997.

1996: Renate Reimann, City University of New York Graduate Center, "Does Biology Matter? Biological Motherhood and the Division of Labor in Lesbian Nuclear Families"

1995: Heather Koball, Brown University, “Men’s Marriage Timing Across Cohorts and Race”

The Family Section's William J. Goode Book Award

The William J. Goode Book Award was established in 1985.

2019: Margaret A. Hagerman, Mississippi State University, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America. NYU Press. 2018.

2018: Sharon Sassler, Cornell University, and Amanda Miller, University of Inidanapolis, Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships. University of California Press. 2017.

2018 Honorable Mention: Leslie K. Wang, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China. Stanford University Press. 2016.

2017: Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopis University and Saint Joseph's University, Coming of Age in the Other America. Russell Sage Foundation. 2016.

2016: Andrew J. Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, Labor’s Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America. Russell Sage Foundation. 2014.

2015 Honorable Mention: Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules. Russell Sage Foundation. 2014.

2015 Honorable Mention: Jennifer Silva, Bucknell University, Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty. Oxford University Press. 2013.

2014 Honorable Mention: Amy C. Steinbugler, Dickinson College, Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships. Oxford University Press. 2012.

2014 Honorable Mention: Judith A. Levine, Temple University, Ain't No Trust: How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters. University of California Press. 2013.

2013: Amy T. Schalet, University of Massachusetts, Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex. University of California Press. 2011.

2012: Kathleen Gerson, New York University, The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family. Oxford University Press. 2011.

2011: Joanna Dreby, Kent State University, Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children. University of California Press. 2010.

2011: Brian Powell, Catherine Bolzendahl, Claudia Geist, and Lala Carr Steelman, Indiana University, Bloomington, Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family. Russell Sage Foundation. 2010.

2010: Allison J. Pugh, University of Virginia, Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture. University of California Press. 2009.

2009: Pamela Stone, Hunter College, Opting Out: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home. University of California Press. 2007.

2008: Suzanne M. Bianchi, John P. Robinson, and Melissa A Milkie, University of Maryland, College Park, Changing Rhythms of American Family Life. Russell Sage Foundation. 2006.

2007: Arland Thornton, University of Michigan, Reading History Sideways: The Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life. University of Chicago Press. 2005.

2006: Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, and Maria Kefalas, Saint Joseph’s University, Promises I can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage. University of California Press. 2005.

2005: Mary Blair-Loy, University of California, San Diego, Competing Devotions: Career and Family among Executive Women. Harvard University Press. 2005.

2004: Annette Lareau, Temple University, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. University of California Press. 2003.

2002: Glen H. Elder, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Rand D. Conger, University of California, Davis, Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America. University of Chicago Press. 2000.

2001: Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona State University, Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America. University of California Press. 2000.

2000: Anita Ilta Garey, University of New Hampshire, Weaving, Work, and Motherhood. Temple University Press. 1999.

1999: Steven L. Nock, University of Virginia, Marriage and Men’s Lives. Oxford University Press. 1998.

1998: Donna Franklin, Loma Linda University, Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African American Family. Oxford University Press.

1997: John R. Logan and Glenna Spitze, State University of New York, Albany, Family Ties: Enduring Relationships Between Parents and Their Children. Temple University Press. 1996.

1996: Toby S. Parcel and Elizabeth G. Menaghan, The Ohio State University, Parents' Jobs and Children’s Lives. Aldine de Gruyter. 1994.

1995 Honorable Mention: Arland Thornton, University of Michigan, and Hui-Sheng Lin, Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning, Social Change and the Family in Taiwan. University of Chicago Press. 1994.

1995 Honorable Mention: Sara McLanahan and Gary Sandefur, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Growing Up with a Single Parent: What Hurts What Helps. Harvard University Press. 1994. 

1994: Gay C. Kitson iwth William M. Holmes, University of Akron, Portrait of Divorce: Adjustment to Marital Breakdown. Guilford Press. 1992.

1992: A.F. Robertson, University of California, San Diego, Beyond the Family: The Social Organization of Reproduction. University of California Press. 1991.

1990: Judith Blake, University of California, Los Angeles, Family Size & Achievement. University of California Press. 1991.

1989: Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota, Prolonged Connections: The Rise of the Extended Family in Nineteenth Century England and America. University of Wisconsin Press. 1987.

1988: Frank Furstenberg, J. Brooks-Gunn, and S. Philip Morgan, University of Pennsylvania, Adolescent Mothers in Later Life. Cambridge University Press. 1987.

1988: Lenore Weitzman, Harvard University, The Divorce Revolution: The Unexpected Social and Economic Consequences for Women and Children in America. Free Press. 1985.

1987: Alan MacFarlane, University of Cambridge

1985: Jessie Bernard, Pennsylvania State University, The Female World. The Free Press. 1982.

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