Kelly Musick, Cornell University

Associate Professor Ithaca, New York musick@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-6067

Bio/Research

Musick studies changing family patterns, with a focus on how they relate to social inequality and the well-being of family members. She has published on women's childbearing intentions, the quality and stability of cohabiting relationships, social class differences in family formation, and the me...

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Bio/Research

Musick studies changing family patterns, with a focus on how they relate to social inequality and the well-being of family members. She has published on women's childbearing intentions, the quality and stability of cohabiting relationships, social class differences in family formation, and the mechanisms linking family environments and child well-being. Current projects expand on these themes to address issues at the intersection of parenting, work, and well-being from a cross-national perspective. One on-going project examines how couples across the income distribution negotiate market work following parenthood. Comparisons are made over time and across countries, with the goal of better understanding how family decision-making is shaped by changing norms and institutions and how these processes in turn play into rising income inequality. Other on-going work examines how parents fare in the context of today’s time-intensive and child-centered mode of parenting. It explores parents' subjective well-being in time with children, with emphasis on the moderating roles of gender, social class, family structure, and parental work arrangements. Broadly, this project speaks to how parents' social and institutional context shapes parenting experiences. Musick's research has been supported by a K01 Mentored Scientist Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and grants from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Swedish Research Council.

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