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Books            Articles

BOOKS, EITED BOOKS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

2011
Waldfogel, Jane and Sara McLanahan. The Future of Children: Work and Family. 21(2). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

2010
McLanahan, Sara, Irwin Garfinkel, Ron Mincy and Elisabeth Donahue. The Future of Children: Fragile Families. 20(2). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

2006
Sawhill, Isabel and Sara McLanahan. (eds.). The Future of Children: Opportunity in America. 16(2). Washington, DC: Brookings Press.

2005
McLanahan, Sara, Elisabeth Donahue, and Ron Haskins. (eds.). The Future of Children: Marriage and Child Wellbeing. 15(2). Washington, DC: Brookings Press.

Rouse, Cecilia, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Sara McLanahan. (eds.). The Future of Children: School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps. 15(1). Washington, DC: Brookings Press.

2001
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Marta Tienda, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. (eds.). Fragile Families and welfare Reform. Children and Youth Services Review. 23(4/5).

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Marta Tienda, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. (eds.). Fragile Families and welfare Reform. Children and Youth Services Review. 23(6/7).

1998
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Daniel Meyer and Judith Seltzer (eds.). Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

1996
Garfinkel, Irwin, Jennifer Hochschild, and Sara McLanahan (eds.). Social Policies for Children. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

1994
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Philip Robins (eds.). Child Support and Child Wellbeing. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press.

1992
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Philip Robins (eds.). Child Support Assurance: Design Issues, Expected Impacts, and P olitical Barriers, as Seen from Wisconsin. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press.

Books            Articles 

RESEARCH ARTICLES PUBLISHED OR IN PRESS:

Forthcoming
Bzostek, Sharon, Marcia Carlson, and Sara McLanahan. "Mothers' Repartnering After a Non-Marital Birth." Social Forces.

Jackson, Margot, Kathleen Kiernan, and Sara McLanahan. "Immigrant-Native Differences in Child Health: Does Maternal Education Narrow or Widen the Gap?" Child Development.

Jackson, Margot, Kathleen Kiernan, and Sara McLanahan. "Immigrant-Native Differences in Child Health: Does Maternal Education Narrow or Widen the Gap?" The Annals.

McLanahan, Sara and Irv Garfinkel. "Fragile Families: Debates, Facts and Solutions." Marriage at a Crossroads. Elizabeth Scott (ed.).

2011
McLanahan, Sara. "Family Instability and Complexity after a Nonmarital Birth: Outcomes for Children in Fragile Families." Pp. 108-133 in Carlson and England (eds.). Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Mitchell, Colter, Daniel Notterman, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Iulia Kotenko, Kate Jaeger, John Hobcraft, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. "The Role of Mother's Genes and Environment on Postpartum Depression." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(20): 8189-8193.

Cooper, C.E., C.A. Osborne, A.N. Beck, and S.S. McLanahan. "Parnership Instability, School Readiness, and Gender Disparities." Sociology of Education. 84(3): 246-259.

Watson, Tara and Sara McLanahan. "Marriage Meets the Joneses: Relative Income, Identity, and Marital Status." Journal of Human Resources. 46(3): 482-517.

Kimbro, Rachel, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Sara McLanahan. "Young Children in Urban Areas: Link Among Neighborhood Characteristics, Weight Status, Outdoor Play, and Television Watching." Social Science and Medicine. 72(5): 668-676.

Carlson, Marcia, Natasha pilkauskas, Sara McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Couples as Partners and parents over Children's Early Years." Journal of Marriage and Family. 73(2): 317-334.

2010
McLanahan, Sara and Audrey Beck. "Parental Relationships in Fragile Families>" In The Future of children. 20(2): 17-37.

Beck, Audrey, Carey Cooper, Sara McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Relationship Transitions and Maternal Parenting." Journal of Marriage and Family. 72: 219-233.

Carlson, Marcia and Sara McLanahan. "Fathers in Fragile Families." Pp. 241-269 in Lamb (ed.). The Role of the Father in Child Development, fifth Edition. New York: Wiley and Sons.

2009
Cooper, Carey, Sara Mclanahan, Sarah Meadows, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Family Structure, Transitions and Maternal Stress." Journal of Marriage and Family. 71(3): 558-574.

McLanahan, Sara. "Fragile Families and the Reproduction of Poverty." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 621: 111-131.

Knab, Jean, Irv Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, Emily Moiduddin, and Cynthia Osnorne. "The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on the Incidence of Marriage Following a Nonmarital Birth." In James P. Ziliak (ed.). Welfare Reform and its Long Term Consequences for America's Poor. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2008
McLanahan, Sara and Christine Percheski. "Family Structure and the Reproduction of Inequalities." Annual Review of Sociology. 34:257-276.

Carlson, Marcia, Sara McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Coparenting and Nonresident Fathers' Involvement with Young Children After a Nonmarital Birth." Demography. 45(2): 461-488.

Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert, Scott M. Lynch, and Sara McLanahan. "The Acculturation Hypothesis and the Hispanic Paradox: Breastfeeding in the Fragile Families Sample." Population Research and Policy Review. 27(2): 183-199.

Meadows, Sara O., Sara S. McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Family Structure and Maternal Health Trajectories." American Sociological Review. 73(2): 314-334. (Reuben Hill Award for outstanding paper, 2009, National Council on Family Relations.)

Knab, Jean Tansey, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. "The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Maternal Health and Wellbeing." Pp. 281-305 in House, Schoeni, Pollack, Kaplan (eds.). Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy. New York: Russell Sage.

2007
Meadows, Sarah O., Sara McLanahan, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Parental Depression and Anxiety and Early Childhood Behavior Problems Across Family Types." Journal of Marriage and Family. 69(5): 1162-1177.

Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Cecilia Rouse and Sara McLanahan. "School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps." Pp. 283-306 in Pianta, Cox and Snow (eds.). The Transition to Kindergarten. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McLanahan, Sara. "Single Mothers, Fragile Families." Pp. 77-87 in Edwards, Crain and Kalleberg (eds.). Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream. New York: The New Press.

McLanahan, Sara, Paul Amato, and Frank Furstenberg. "Should Government Promotre Marriage?" Journal of American Public Policy and Management. 26(4): 951-964.

Lundberg, Shelley, Sara McLanahan, and Elaina Rose. "Child Gender and Father Involvement in Fragile Families." Demography. 44(1): 79-92.

Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert, Sara McLanahan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Racial and Ethnic Differentials in Overweight and Obesity Among 3-Year-Old Children." American Jouranl of Public Health. 97(2): 298-305.

Lin, I-Fen and Sara McLanahan. "Parental Beliefs about Nonresident Fathers' Obligations and Rights." Journal of Marriage and Family. 69: 382-398.

Plotnick, Robert, Inhoe Ku, Iriwn Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. "The Impact of Child Support Enforcement Policy on Nonmarital Childbearing." The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 26(1): 79-98.

Osborne, Cynthia and Sara McLanahan. "Partnership Instability and Child Wellbeing." Journal of Marriage and Family. 69(4): 1065-1083.

2006
Aizer, Anna and Sara McLanahan. “The Impact of Child Support on Fertility, Parental Investments and Child Well-being.” Journal of Human Resources. 41(1): 28-45.

Carlson, Marcia and Sara McLanahan. "Strengthening Unmarried Families: Could Enhancing Couple Relationships Also Improve Parenting?" Social Service Review.

DeKlyen, Michelle, Sara McLanahan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Jean Knab. "The Mental Health of Parents with Infants: Do Marriage, Cohabitation and Romantic Status Matter?" (forthcoming) American Journal of Public Health.

McLanahan, Sara. “Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda.” In Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda, Kowaleski-Jones, Lori. and Nicholas Wolfinger. (Eds). New York: Kluwer Academic Press.

Kenney, Catherine and Sara McLanahan. “Why are Cohabiting Relationships more Violent than Marriage?” Demography. 43(1): 127-140.

Knab, Jean and Sara McLanahan. "Measuring Cohabitation: Does How, When, and Who You Ask Matter?" Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2005
Jagannathan, Radha, Michael J. Camasso, and Sara S. McLanahan. “Welfare Reform and the Formation of Blended Families: Pinpointing Affected Child Populations.” Social Science Quarterly. 86(S1): 1080-1103.

Gibson-Davis, Christina, Kathryn Edin, and Sara McLanahan. “High Hopes, but Even Higher Expectations: The Retreat from Marriage Among Low-Income Couples.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 67(5): 1301-1312.

Harknett, Kristen, Irwin Garfinkel, Jay Bainbridge, and Sara McLanahan. “Are Public Expenditures Associated with Better Child Outcomes in the U.S.? A Comparison Across 50 States.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 5(1): 103-125.

Waller, Maureen and Sara McLanahan. “’His’ and ‘Her’ Marriage Expectations: Determinants and Consequences.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 67: 53-67.

2004
Carlson, Marcia J. and Sara S. McLanahan. “Early Father Involvement in Fragile Families.” Pp. 241-271 in Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement. Day, R. and M. Lamb (Eds). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Harknett, Kristen and Sara McLanahan. “Forsaking All Others: The Role of Marriage Market Characteristics in Explaining Race/Ethnic differences in Marriage."  American Sociological Review. 69: 790-811.

Carlson, Marcia, Irwin Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, Ronald Mincy, and Wendell Primus. “The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Union Formation.” Population Research and Policy Review. 23(5-6): 513-542.

McLanahan, Sara. “Diverging Destinies: How Children Fare Under the Second Demographic Transition.” Demography. 41(4): 607-627.

Harper, Cynthia and Sara McLanahan. “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration.” Journal of Research on Adolescence. 14(3): 369-397.

Carlson, Marcia, Sara McLanahan, and Paula England. “Union formation in Fragile Families.” Demography. 41(2): 237-261.

Sigle-Ruston, Wendy and Sara McLanahan. “Father Absence and Child Wellbeing: A Critical Review.” Pp.116-155 in The Future of the Family, D. Moynihan, L. Rainwater, and T. Smeeding (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

McLanahan, Sara and Marcia Carlson. “Fathers in Fragile Families.” In The Role of the Father in Child Development, fourth edition. Lamb (ed.). New York: Wiley and Sons.

Western, Bruce, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Sara McLanahan. “Incarceration and the Bonds Among Parents in Fragile Families.” Pp. 21-45 in Imprisoning America: the Social Effects of Mass Incarceration. M. Patillo, D. Weiman, and B. Western (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Plotnick, Robert, Irwin Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, and Inhoe Ku, “Better Child Support Enforcement: Can It Reduce Teenage Premarital Childbearing?” Journal of Family Issues. 25(5): 634-657.

2003
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Judith Wallerstein. “Visitation and Child Support Guidelines: A Comment on Fabricius and Braver.” Family Court Review. 41(10): 1-8.

Carlson, Marcia J. and Sara S. McLanahan. "Early Father Involvement in Fragile Families," Pp 241-271 in Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement. R. Day, and M. Lamb (Eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

McLanahan, Sara and Marcia Carlson. “Fathers in Fragile Families.” Pp. 368-396 in The Role of the Father in Child Development Fourth Edition. M. Lamb (Ed.). New York: Wiley.

Pettit, Becky and Sara McLanahan. “Residential Mobility and Children’s Social Capital: Evidence from an Experiment.” Social Science Quarterly. 84(3): 632-649.

Fuligni, Allison, Lisa. McCabe, Sara McLanahan, and Jodie. Roth. “Four New National Longitudinal Surveys on Children.” Pp. 326-359 in Early Childhood Development in the 21st Century. J. Brooks-Gunn, A. Fuligni, and L. Berlin (eds.). New York: TC Press.

Case, Anne, I-Fen Lin, and Sara McLanahan. “Explaining Trends in Child Support: Economic, Demographic, and Policy Effects.” Demography. 40(1): 171-189.

Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. “Strengthening Fragile Families.” Pp. 76-92 in One Percent for the Kids: New Policies, Brighter Futures for America’s Children.” Sawhill, I. (Ed.). Washington DC: Brookings Institution.

Curran, Sara R., Sara S. McLanahan, and Jean T. Knab. “Does Remarriage Expand Perceptions of Kinship Support Among the Elderly?” Social Science Research. 32(2): 171-190.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Chien-Chung Huang, Sara McLanahan, and Daniel Gaylin. "The Role of Child Support Enforcement and Welfare in Non-Marital Childbearing.” Journal of Population Economics. 16(1): 55-70.

2002
Sigle-Rushton, Wendy and Sara McLanahan. "For Richer or Poorer: Marriage as Poverty Alleviation in the United States?" Population. 57(3): 509-528.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Dana Glei, and Sara McLanahan. “Assortative Mating Among Unmarried Parents: Implications for Child Support Enforcement.” Journal of Population Economics. 15(3): 417-432.

Sigle-Rushton, Wendy and Sara McLanahan. “The Living Arrangements of New Unmarried Mothers.” Demography. 39(3): 415-433.

Gager, Connie, Sara McLanahan, and Dana Glei. “Preparing for Parenting: Who’s Ready, Who’s Not?” Pp. 50-80 in Child Rearing in America: Challenges Facing Parents with Young Children. N. Halfon, K. Taaffe McLearn, and D. Schuster (Eds.) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. “Unwed Parents: Myths, Realities, and Policymaking.” Focus. 22(1): 93-97.

Carlson, Marcia and Sara McLanahan. “Fragile Families, Father Involvement and Public Policy.” Pp. 461-488 in Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. C. Tamis-LeMonda and N. Cabrera (Eds.). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne and Sara McLanahan. “Father Involvement: Social Policy and Intervention.” Pp. 455-459 in Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. C. Tamis-LeMonda and N. Cabrera (eds.). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

McLanahan, Sara. “Life Without Father: What Happens to Children?” Contexts. 1(1): 35-44.

McLanahan, Sara and Marcia Carlson. “Welfare Reform, Fertility, and Father Involvement.” The Future of Children. 12(1): 147-165.

2001
McLanahan, Sara, Irwin Garfinkel, and Ronald Mincy. “Fragile Families, Welfare Reform, and Marriage.” Pp. 152-159 in Welfare Reform and Beyond: The Future of the Safety Net. R. Haskins, I. Sawhill, K. Weaver, and A. Kane (Eds.). Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.

Carlson, Marcy and Sara McLanahan. “Poverty and Gender in Highly Industrialized Nations.” Pp. 11894-11900 in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. N. Smelser and P. Baltes (eds.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Science.

Case, Anne, I-Fen Lin, and Sara McLanahan. “Educational Attainment of Siblings in Step Families.” Evolution and Human Behavior. 22(4): 269-289.

Thomson, Elizabeth, Jane Mosley, Thomas Hanson, and Sara McLanahan. “Remarriage, Cohabitation, and Changes in Mothering.” Journal of Marriage and The Family. 63: 370-380.

McLanahan, Sara, Irwin Garfinkel, Nancy Reichman, and Julien Teitler. “Unwed Parents or Fragile Families?” Pp. 202-228 in Out of Wedlock: Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Nonmarital Fertility. Wu, L., and B. Wolfe (eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Marta Tienda, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. “Introduction to Special Issue on Fragile Families and Welfare Reform.” Children and Youth Services Review. 23 (4/5): 277-301.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Marta Tienda, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. "Fragile Families and Welfare Reform Part II." Children and Youth Services Review. 23 (6/7): 453-456.

Harknett, Kristen, Laura Hardman, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. “The Fragile Families Study: Social Policies and Labor Markets in Seven Cities.” Children and Youth Services Review. 23 (6/7): 537-555.

Lin, I-Fen and Sara McLanahan. “Norms about Nonresident Fathers’ Obligations and Rights.” Children and Youth Services Review. 23 (6/7): 485-512.

Reichman, Nancy, Irwin Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, and Julien Teitler. “The Fragile Families: Sample and Design.” Children and Youth Services Review. 23 (4/5): 303-326.

Reichman, Nancy and Sara McLanahan. “Self-Sufficiency Programs and Parent Interventions: Lessons From New Chance and The Teenage Parent Demonstration.” Social Policy Report, 15(2): 3-13.

Christopher, Karen, Paula England, Katherine Ross, Tim Smeeding, and Sara McLanahan. “Gender Inequality in Poverty in Affluent Nations: The Role of Single Motherhood and the State.” Pp. 199-219 in Child Wellbeing, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nations. Vleminckx and Smeeding (eds.). Bristol: The Policy Press.

Western, Bruce and Sara McLanahan. “Fathers Behind Bars: The Impact of Incarceration on Family Formation.” Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research. 2: 309-324.

2000
Case, Anne, I-Fen Lin, and Sara S. McLanahan. "How Hungry is the Selfish Gene? Evidence from Two Cultures." Economic Journal. 110(466): 781-804.

McLanahan, Sara. “Family, State and Child Wellbeing.” Annual Review of Sociology. 26: 703-706.

1999
Case, Anne, I-Fen Lin, and Sara McLanahan. "Household Resource Allocation in Stepfamilies: Darwin Reflects on the Plight of Cinderella." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. 89(2): 234-238.

Zhao, Hongxin, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Sara McLanahan, and Burton Singer. “Studying the Real Child Rather than the Ideal Child: Bringing the Person into Developmental Studies.” Pp. 393-419 in Developmental Science and the Holistic Approach. Bergman and Cairns (Eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

McLanahan, Sara and Erin Kelly. “The Feminization of Poverty: Past and Future.” Pp. 127-145 in Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. J. Chafetz (Ed.). New York: Plenum Publishing Corp.

McLanahan, Sara. “Father Absence and the Welfare of Children.” Pp. 117-145 in Coping with Divorce, Single Parenting, and Remarriage: A Risk and Resiliency Perspective. M. Hetherington (Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

1998
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, Daniel Meyer, and Judith Seltzer. “Introduction” and “Conclusion.” Pp. 1-13 & 331-343 in Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, D. Meyer and J. Seltzer (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Daniel Meyer, and Sara McLanahan. “A Brief History of Child Support Policies in the U.S.” Pp.14-30 in Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, D.Meyer, and J. Seltzer (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Thomas Hanson. "A Patchwork Portrait of Nonresident Fathers." Pp. 31-59 in Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, D. Meyer, and J. Seltzer (eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Seltzer, Judith, Sara McLanahan, and Thomas Hanson. "Will Child Support Enforcement Increase Father-Child Contact and Parental Conflict After Separation?" Pp. 157-189 in Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, D. Meyer, and J. Seltzer (eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Cynthia Miller, Sara McLanahan, and Thomas Hanson. "Deadbeat Dads or Inept States? A Comparison of Child Support Enforcement Systems." Evaluation Review. 22(6): 715-750.

McLanahan, Sara and Julien Teitler. “The Consequences of Father Absence.” Pp. 83-101 in Parenting and Child Development in Nontraditional Families. M. Lamb (Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hanson, Thomas L., Sara S. McLanahan, and Elizabeth Thomson. “Windows on Divorce: Before and After." Social Science Research. 27(3): 329-349.

McLanahan, Sara. “Growing up Without a Father.” Pp. 85-107 in Lost Fathers: The Politics of Fatherlessness in America. C., Daniels (ed.). New York: St Martin’s Press.

1997
Miller, Cynthia, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. "Child Support in the U.S.: Can Fathers Afford to Pay More?" Review of Income and Wealth. 43(3): 261-281.

McLanahan, Sara. Book review, “When Work Disappears.” Contemporary Sociology. 26(4): 421-22.

McLanahan, Sara. "Parent Absence or Poverty: Which Matters More?" Pp. 35-48 in Consequences of Growing Up Poor. G. Duncan and J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Hanson, Thomas, Sara McLanahan, and Elizabeth Thomson. "Economic Resources, Parental Practices, and Child Well-Being." Pp. 190-238 in Consequences of Growing Up Poor. G. Duncan and J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

1996
Hanson, Thomas, Irwin Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, and Cynthia Miller. "Trends in Child Support Outcomes." Demography. 33(4): 483-496.

Foster, Michael and Sara McLanahan. "An Illustration of the Use of Instrumental Variables: Do Neighborhood Conditions Affect a Young Person's Chance of Finishing High School?" Psychological Methods. 3(1): 249-260.

Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. "Children in Single-Mother Families, Economic Insecurity, and Government Policy." ("Les Enfants des Mères Seules: Précarité Économique et Politiques Sociales.") Cahiers Québéçois de Démographie. 23(2): 179-206.

Hanson, Thomas, Sara McLanahan, and Elizabeth Thomson. "Double Jeopardy: Parental Conflict and Stepfamily Outcomes for Children." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 58(1): 141-154.

1995
McLanahan, Sara. "Poverty." Pp.549-556 in Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family. Levinson (ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. "The Effects of Child Support Reform on Child Wellbeing." Pp. 211-239 in Escape From Poverty: What Makes a Difference for Children? L. Chase-Landsdale and J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

McLanahan, Sara, Lynne Casper, and Annemette Sorensen. "Women's Roles and Women's Poverty in Eight Industrialized Countries." Pp. 258-278 in Gender and Family Change in Industrialized Countries. K. Mason and A.Jensen (Eds.). Oxford: IUSSP/Oxford University Press.

Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. "Single Mother Families and Social Policy: Lessons for the U.S. from Canada, France and Sweden." Pp. 367-383 in Poverty, Inequality and the Future of Social Policy. Lawson, K. McFate, and W. Wilson (Eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

McLanahan, Sara, and Lynne Casper. "Growing Diversity and Inequality in the American Family." Pp. 1-45 in State of the Union. R. Farley (Ed.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

1994
Astone, Nan and Sara McLanahan. "Family Structure, Residential Mobility and School Dropout: A Research Note." Demography. 31(4): 575-584.

Casper, Lynne, Sara McLanahan, and Irwin Garfinkel. "The Gender Poverty Gap: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?" American Sociological Review. 59: 595-604.

Garfinkel, Irwin, and Sara McLanahan. "Single Mother Families, Economic Insecurity, and Government Policy." Pp. 205-225 in Confronting Poverty. S. Danziger, G. Sandefur, and D. Weinberg (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Philip Robins. "Introduction." Pp. 1-28 in I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, and P. Robins (Eds.), Child Support and Child Well-Being. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press.

Gottschalk, Peter, Sara McLanahan, and Gary Sandefur. "The Dynamics and Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Welfare Participation." Pp. 85-108 in Confronting Poverty. S. Danziger, G. Sandefur, and D. Weinberg (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

McLanahan, Sara. "The Consequences of Single Motherhood." American Prospect, (Summer) 18: 48-58.

McLanahan, Sara, Judith Seltzer, Thomas Hanson, and Elizabeth Thomson. "Child Support Enforcement and Child Wellbeing: Greater Security or Greater Conflict?" Pp. 239-255 in Child Support and Child Well-Being. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, P. Robins (eds.). Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press.

Thomson, Elizabeth, Thomas Hanson, and Sara McLanahan. "Family Structure and Child Wellbeing: Economic Resources vs. Parental Behaviors." Social Forces. 73(1): 221-243.

1993
Marks, Nadine and Sara McLanahan. "Gender, Family Structure and Social Support among Parents." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 55: 481-493.

McLanahan, Sara and Irwin Garfinkel. "Single Motherhood in the United States: Growth, Problems and Policies." Pp. 15-29 in Single Parent Families: Perspectives on Research and Policy. Hudson and Galaway (Eds.). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.

Wong, Irene, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan. "Single Mother Families in Eight Countries: Economic Status and Social Policy." Social Services Review. 67:177-197.

McLanahan, Sara and Irwin Garfinkel. "Single Mothers, the Underclass, and Social Policy." Pp. 109-121 in The Ghetto Underclass. W. Wilson (Ed.). London: Sage Publications.

1992
Manski, Charles, Gary Sandefur, Sara McLanahan, and Daniel Powers. "Alternative Estimates of the Effects of Family Structure During Childhood on High School Graduation." Journal of the American Statistical Association. 87(417): 25-37.

McLanahan, Sara. "Intergenerational Consequences of Divorce: The United States Perspective." Pp. 263-282 in Calculating the Costs: The Economic Consequences of Divorce in International Perspective. M. MacLean and L. Weitzman (eds.). London: Oxford University Press.

McLanahan, Sara, Renee Monson, and Patricia Brown. "Paternity Establishment for AFDC Mothers: A Look at Three Wisconsin Counties." Pp. 137-156 in Child Support Assurance: Lessons From Wisconsin. I. Garfinkel, S. McLanahan, and P. Robins (eds.). Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press.

Sandefur, Gary, Sara McLanahan, and Roger Wojtkiewicz. "The Effects of Parental Marital Status During Adolescence on High School Graduation." Social Forces. 71(1): 103-122.

Thomson, Elizabeth, Sara McLanahan, and Roberta Braun-Curtin. "Family Structure, Gender, and Parental Socialization." Journal of Marriage and Family. (May) 54: 25-37.

1991
Astone, Nan Marie and Sara McLanahan. "Family Structure, Parental Practices, and High School Completion." American Sociological Review. (June) 56: 309-320.

Gordon, Linda, and Sara McLanahan. "Single Parenthood in 1900." Journal of Family History. 16(2): 97-116.

McLanahan, Sara. "The Two Faces of Divorce: Women's and Children's Interests." Pp. 193-207 in Macro-Micro Linkages in Sociology. J. Huber (Ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

McLanahan, Sara, Nan Marie Astone, and Nadine Marks. "The Role of Mother-only Families in Reproducing Poverty." Pp. 51-77 in Children in Poverty: Child Development and Public Policy. A. Huston (Ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sorensen, Annemette and Sara McLanahan. "Women's Economic Dependency and Men's Support Obligations: Economic Relations Within Households." Pp. 115-144 in Life Histories and Generations. Vol 1. Becker (ed.). Utrecht: ISOR, The University of Utrecht.

l990
Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. "The Effects of the Child Support Provisions of the Family Support Act of 1988 on Child Wellbeing." Population Research and Policy Review. 9: 205-234.

McLanahan, Sara. "The Long-term Economic Effects of Family Dissolution." Pp. 5-25 in When Families Fail: The Social Costs of Family Dissolution. B. Christensen (Ed.). University Press of America.

Wojtkiewicz, Roger, Sara McLanahan, and Irwin Garfinkel. "The Growth of Families Headed by Women: 1950-1980." Demography. 27(1): 19-30.

1989
Bumpass, Larry and Sara McLanahan. "Unmarried Motherhood: Recent Trends, Composition, and Black/White Differences." Demography. 26: 279-286.

Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Dorothy Watson. "Divorce and Child Support Payment." Pp. 101-131 in Women's Life Cycle and Income Maintenance: Problems, Policy Issues and Proposals. M. Osawa (Ed.). New York: Greenwood Press.

McLanahan, Sara, Annemette Sorensen, and Dorothy Watson. "Sex Differences in Poverty: 1950-1980." SIGNS. 15: 102-122.

McLanahan, Sara and Julia Adams. "The Effects of Children on Adults' Psychological Wellbeing." Social Forces. 68: 124-46.

McLanahan, Sara and Irwin Garfinkel. "Single Mothers, the Underclass and Social Policy." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. (January): 92-104.

McLanahan, Sara and Karen Booth. "Mother-only Families: Problems, Prospects and Politics." Journal of Marriage and the Family. (August) 51: 557-80.

1988
Garfinkel, Irwin, Sara McLanahan, and Patrick Wong. "Child Support and Dependency." Pp. 66-85 in Beyond Welfare: Alternative Approaches to the Problems of Poverty in America. Rogers (Ed.). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharp.

McLanahan, Sara. "Family Structure and Dependency: Early Transitions to Female Household Headship." Demography. (February) 25: 1-16.

McLanahan, Sara and Larry Bumpass. "Intergenerational Consequences of Family Disruption." American Journal of Sociology. 93:130-152. (Reuben Hill Award for outstanding paper, 1988, National Council on Family Relations).

McLanahan, Sara, Irwin Garfinkel, and Dorothy Watson. "Family Structure, Poverty and the Underclass." Pp.102-146 in Urban Change and Poverty. M. McGeary and Long (Eds.). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Bumpass, Larry and Sara McLanahan. “A Note on the Effect of Family Structure on School Enrollment.” Pp. 195-201 in Divided Opportunities. G. Sandefur and M. Tienda (Eds.). New York: Plenum.

1987
Garfinkel, Irwin and Sara McLanahan. "The Feminization of Poverty: Nature, Causes and a Partial Cure." Pp. 27-52 in Poverty and Social Welfare in the United States. D. Tomaskovic-Davey (Ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

McLanahan, Sara, Irwin Garfinkel, and Theodora Ooms. "Female-headed Families and Economic Policy: Expanding the Clinician's Focus." Pp. 1-17 in Clinical Issues of Single Parent Households. M. Lindblad-Goldberg (ed.). Baltimore, MD: Aspen Press.

McLanahan, Sara, and Julia Adams. "Parenthood and Psychological Wellbeing." Pp. 237-257 in Annual Review of Sociology. Turner and Short (eds.). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.

Sorensen, Annemette, and Sara McLanahan. "Married Women's Economic Dependency: 1950-1980." American Journal of Sociology. (November) 92: 659-687. (Reuben Hill Award for outstanding paper, 1987, National Council on Family Relations.)

1985
Glass, Jennifer, Sara McLanahan, and Annemette Sorensen. " The Consequences of Divorce: Effects of Sample Selection Bias." Pp. 267-281 in Life Course Dynamics: Trajectories and Transitions, 1968-1980. G. Edler, Jr. (Ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

McLanahan, Sara. "Family Structure and the Reproduction of Poverty." American Journal of Sociology. (January) 90:873-901.

McLanahan, Sara, G. Cain, H. Olneck, I. Piliavin, Sheldon Danziger, and Peter Gottschalk. "Losing Ground: A Critique." Pp. 1-91 in IRS Special Reports Series #38.

McLanahan, Sara. "Single Mothers and Psychological Distress: A Test of the Stress and Vulnerability Hypothesis." Research in Community and Mental Health Vol. 3. J. Greenley (Ed.). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

McLanahan, Sara and Jennifer Glass. "A Note on the Trend in Sex Differences in Psychological Distress." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 26: 328-336.

1984
McLanahan, Sara and Annemette Sorensen. "Life Events and Psychological Well-being: A Reexamination of Theoretical and Methodological Issues." Social Science Research. 13:111-128.

1983
McLanahan, Sara. "Family Structure and Stress: A Longitudinal Comparison of Male and Female-headed Families." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 45: 347-357.

1982
Glenn, Norval and Sara McLanahan. "Children and Marital Happiness: A Further Specification of the Relationship." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 44(1): 63-72.

1981
Glenn, Norval and Sara McLanahan. "The Effects of Offspring on the Psychological Well-being of Older Adults." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 43: 409-421.

McLanahan, Sara, Tina Adelberg, and Nancy Wedemeyer. "Network Structure, Social Support and Psychological Well-being in the Single Parent Family." Journal of Marriage and the Family. (August): 601-612. Reprinted in Framing the Family: Contemporary Portraits. Adams and Campbell (eds.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

1980
McLanahan, Sara. "Organizational Issues in Health Policy Implementation: Participation, Discretion and Accountability." Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 16(3): 354-369. Reprinted in Bureaucracy as a Social Problem. B. Littrell, G. Sjoberg and L. Zurcker (Eds.). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

1979
Essex, M., S. Estroff, S. Kane, Sara McLanahan, J. Robbins, R. Dresser, and R. Diamond. "Comment on Weinstein's Patient Attitudes toward Mental Hospitalization: A Review of Quantitative Research." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 21(4): 393-396.

McLanahan, Sara. "Health Planning in Texas." Public Affairs Comments. 26: 1-8.

McLanahan, Sara. "The Implementation Game: What Happens After a Bill Becomes a Law” by Eugene Bardach. Book review in Contemporary Sociology. 8(1): 141-142.

1977
Ugalde, A., and Sara McLanahan. "Politics, Programming and Implementation: Toward a Political Sociology of Health." In Planning and Health Reform. de Migual (ed.). Madrid, Spain: Center of Sociological Studies.