Pamela J. Smock

Research Professor, PSC
Professor, Sociology
Professor, LSA Women's Studies
Pamela J. Smock


Pamela Smock is a social demographer, and has published on an array of topics relating to family patterns and change in the U.S. These include unmarried cohabitation; the economic consequences of divorce and marriage for women, men and children; nonresident fatherhood; child support; the motherhood wage penalty; children's economic well-being in various family structures; and racial/ethnic differences in family patterns. Her research has been supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Smock is the a former President of the Association of Population Centers and has served on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. She is currently Editor of the journal Demography.