Women 21 Luncheon: Vive La Difference: How Fathers and Mothers Parent Differently

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Vive La Difference: How Fathers and Mothers Parent Differently

A growing body of research on gender and parenthood shows that fathers and mothers tend to have different talents when it comes to parenthood. Professor Wilcox will explain what those distinctive talents are and how they matter for the rearing of boys and girls.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion about parenting and what can make a difference for your children.

You will have the opportunity to gather with friends and meet other women who share your passion for this topic. This promises to be an outstanding event!

The luncheon is $35 per person. (includes lunch). Parking is free.


About Dr. Brad Wilcox:

Brad Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project and Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University and the Brookings Institution.

Brad Wilcox’s research focuses on marriage, parenthood, and cohabitation, especially on the ways that marriage, gender, and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe. He is the coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (Columbia, 2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline), Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Paradigm, 2013, with Eric Kaufmann), and the author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands (Chicago, 2004).

Wilcox has published articles on marriage, cohabitation, parenting, and fatherhood in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Wilcox is now writing a book with Nicholas Wolfinger titled, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children, & Marriage among African Americans and Latinos (Oxford 2014).