9th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography
|Date||11/05/14 8:30am to 12:30pm|
|Location||Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom|
Well-Being in Same-Sex Relationships
Recently, major shifts in the legal and social context surrounding same-sex relationships have occurred. The social acceptance and support for same-sex couples has skyrocketed such that the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, and the legal system has been transformed with over 60% of the population living in states with same-sex marriage. While these changes have been rapidly underway there has been growing scholarly attention to the well-being of children and adults in same-sex parent families. Dr. Manning will review recent research on child and adult well-being as well as new findings related to the relationship stability of same-sex couples. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for new research on same-sex relationships in the United States.
Tim Biblarz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
8:30 Check-in; Coffee available
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 Dr. Wendy Manning
10:10 Dr. Abbie Goldberg
Dr. Tim Biblarz
11:00 Open Discussion
Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck next to the Nittany Lion Inn. However, students are not allowed to park in the deck.