- Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas
- World Family Map 2015: Mapa de los cambios en la familia y consecuencias en el bienestar infantil
- The World Family Map 2015: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes
- The World Family Map 2014: Mapa de los cambios en la familia y consecuencias en el bienestar infantil
- The World Family Map 2014: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes
- Mapa mundial de la familia 2013
- The World Family Map 2013: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes
- Whither the Child? Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility
- El Dividendo Demográfico Sostenible
- The Sustainable Demographic Dividend
- The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market and Morals
- El matrimonio importa
- Family Inequality: Causes and Consequences in Europe & the Americas
- Money vs. Marriage: What’s Driving Growing Inequality in the U.S.?
- Investing in Children Round Table
- The Family Foundation
- Whither the Child? Causes, Consequences & Responses to Low Fertility
- The Social Costs of Pornography
- Family Structures and Globalization in Africa
- Ethics, Families, Entrepreneurship and the Corporation
- Why Marriage is in the Public Interest
- The Wealth of Nations Begins at Home 6 months ago
- Why Are Working-Class Families Comparatively Fragile Today? one year ago
- Cohabitation: “Until Life Do Us Part” 2 years ago
- World Family Map Report Highlighted at the United Nations 3 years ago
- The World Family Map 2015 Report Is Now Available in Spanish 3 years ago
- What’s Driving Growing Inequality in the United States? 3 years ago
- No One Way: Dividing Work and Family Around the Globe 3 years ago
- Wilcox: “The middle and upper classes are divorcing less and less” 4 years ago
- Bradford Wilcox: "The World Family Map Gives Us Insights Into the Unique Family Strengths Found in Different Regions of the World" 4 years ago
- Making Parenthood Pay: Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers? 5 years ago
W. Bradford Wilcox is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University.
Professor Wilcox’s research has focused on marriage, fatherhood, and cohabitation, especially on the ways that family structure, civil society, and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Slate, National Review Online, NPR, NBC’s The Today Show, and many other media outlets. He has also published articles on marriage, cohabitation, parenting, and fatherhood in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
His first book, Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands, (Chicago, 2004) examines the ways in which the religious beliefs and practices of American Protestant men influence their approach to parenting, household labor, and marriage. In his latest work with Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos (Oxford, 2016), Wilcox shines a much-needed spotlight on the lives of strong and happy minority couples.
Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University and the Brookings Institution. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. at Princeton University.
Read a summary of Soft Patriarchs.
Read articles he has published in the Wall Street Journal:
- To Have, to Hold, for a While
- God Will Provide -- Unless the Government Gets There First
- The Real Pregnancy Crisis
- Can the Recession Save Marriage?
- The Generation That Can't Move On Up (with Andrew Cherlin)
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