AUGUST 6-10, 2021
A virtual 2021 ASA Annual Meeting
Information about the business meeting and reception will be posted at a later date.
The 2021 Family Section's sessions are listed below.
2021 Session Call & Submission Information
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Families and COVID-19
Margaret Gough Courtney, University of La Verne
Richard Petts, Ball State University
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected families. Increased unemployment, working from home, the closure of childcare facilities and schools, the rise of virtual learning, and limited opportunities for social interaction have disrupted all aspects of family life. How have families been affected? What strategies are families using to manage life during the pandemic? How do experiences vary across family types? We welcome all papers focused on how COVID‐19 has affected families, and are particularly interested in papers that speak to how the pandemic may be exacerbating (or perhaps reducing) family inequalities.
Parenthood and Families Across the Life Course
Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox, University of Florida
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
(co-hosted with the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities)
Christina Cross, Harvard University
Family Patterns and Population Change
(co-hosted with the Section on Sociology of Population)
Pamela Smock, University of Michigan
Youngmin Yi, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Changes and diversity of family processes, forms, and relationships are a reflection and a driver of population change. We are open to empirical papers with implications for advancing our understanding of the inter‐connections between family patterns and population‐level changes in domains such as nuptiality, fertility, migration, and health.
Open Family Section Session
Hope Harvey, University of Kentucky
Kristin Perkins, Georgetown University
Papers on all family-related topics are welcome to submit to this session.
Family Section Roundtable Sessions
Pilar Gonalons-Pons, University of Pennsylvania
Vadricka Etienne, University of Nevada, Reno
Refereed roundtables on all topics pertaining to scholarship on families. Section tables will be organized by topic.