- The World Family Map 2019: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes
- 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
- All Great Minds Think for Themselves 4 months ago
- The Wealth of Nations Begins at Home one year ago
- Why Are Working-Class Families Comparatively Fragile Today? 2 years ago
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- World Family Map Report Highlighted at the United Nations 4 years ago
- The World Family Map 2015 Report Is Now Available in Spanish 4 years ago
- What’s Driving Growing Inequality in the United States? 4 years ago
- No One Way: Dividing Work and Family Around the Globe 4 years ago
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- Bradford Wilcox: "The World Family Map Gives Us Insights Into the Unique Family Strengths Found in Different Regions of the World" 5 years ago
- Making Parenthood Pay: Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers? 6 years ago
W. Bradford Wilcox is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, where he is also Director of the National Marriage Project, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies.
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.
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. 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. He is also the coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (Columbia, 2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline).
Wilcox consults regularly with companies such as Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Kimberly-Clark on fertility and marriage trends in the United States.
As an undergraduate, Wilcox was a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia (’92) and later earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University, and the Brookings Institution.
Read a summary of Soft Patriarchs.
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