Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Cherlin, Andrew

  • Jeffrey GouldingEmail author
  • Corinne Datchi
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_799


Andrew J. Cherlin, Ph.D. (1948–)


Andrew Cherlin has been and continues to be a very influential scholar in the field of family demography. Throughout his career he has studied the changing nature of the institution of marriage and the social effects of marriage and marriage dissolution. More recently he has contributed to knowledge about the influence of socioeconomic status and welfare reform on family structure. Throughout his career Dr. Cherlin has actively published in scholarly journals, newspapers, and other reputable media. He has also written books on family structure and the institution of marriage.


Andrew Cherlin is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. In 1976, he earned his PhD in sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and joined the Sociology Faculty of John Hopkins University where he has been a professor ever since. His research on the sociological characteristics...

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  1. Cherlin, A. (1978). Remarriage as an incomplete institution. American Journal of Sociology, 84, 634–650.  https://doi.org/10.1086/226830.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Cherlin, A. (1981). Marriage, divorce, remarriage. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Revised and Enlarged Edition. 1992. Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
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  6. Cherlin, A., Furstenberg, F., Chase-Lansdale, P., Kiernan, K., Robins, P., Morrison, D., & Teitler, J. (1991). Longitudinal studies of effects of divorce on children in Great Britain and the United States. Science, 252, 1386–1389.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA