Sara McLanahan

Founding PI on the "Fragile Families Study"

Ph.D. 1979 University of Texas, Sociology.

William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing; Director, the Joint Degree Program in Social Policy (JDP), Interim Director, Education Research Section (ERS), Editor-in-Chief, Future of Children.

Interests: family demography; poverty and inequality; social policy; child wellbeing; gender issues; race and ethnicity; and intergenerational relationships.