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About Kristen Harknett

Kristen Harknett is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Research Associate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Her research interests include economic influences on marriage, cohabitation, and childbearing; the causes and consequences of lacking material and emotional support from friends and family; and the influence of sex ratio imbalances and other aspects of social context on romantic relationships and childbearing.
Some of her current research projects include:
(1) How macroeconomic conditions in the U.S. influence relationship formation, quality, and stability
(2) Economic Circumstances and Family Formation in Cross-National Perspective
(3) Do Support Environments Influence Fertility Intentions? Evidence from 25 European Countries

Positions

Present Research Associate of the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
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271 McNeil Building
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
phone: 215 573 9388
fax: 215 573 2081

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Macro Demographic, Economic, and Policy Influences on Family Formation and Functioning (9)

Social Support (5)

Well-being of Children (2)