Timothy J. Biblarz

Family diversity expert specializing in divorce, single-parent households and gay and lesbian parents and children

Associate professor of sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Research associate, USC Population Research Laboratory

Research associate, Gerontology Research Institute, USC Andrus Gerontology Center


  • sociology of the contemporary American family – divorce, children, family diversity (single-parent families, blended families, gay and lesbian families, etc.)
  • social inequalities in the United States
  • social mobility and stratification
  • families, neighborhoods and children’s wellbeing in Los Angeles County
  • survey data analysis
  • demography
  • family change and politics
  • gay and lesbian (LGBT) family issues
  • gender issues
  • sexual politics

Additional Information

  • Author of How Families Still Matter: A Longitudinal Study of Youth in Two Generations (2002)
  • Consulting editor of American Journal of Sociology
  • Member, American Sociological Association; National Council on Family Relations; Pacific Sociological Association; Population Association of America; and the Population Reference Bureau
  • Recipient, USC General Education Teaching Award (2002); and the Sex and Gender Best Article Award for How Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter, American Sociological Review

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