Dienstag, 17. September 2019, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

Divorce and its Aftermath for Children

New Findings, New Challenges

Public Keynote

Marie Jahoda Summer School 2019 "Divorce and children: consequences - perspectives - progress"

Sky Lounge
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna

Antrittsvorlesung, Public Lecture

In this keynote address as part of the Marie Jahoda Summer School 2019 "Divorce and children: consequences - perspectives - progress", Dr. Susan Brown provides an overview of divorce trends and patterns from an international comparative perspective. She also describes key findings about the implications of divorce for children, highlighting novel insights from the latest research on children's experience of parental divorce. She pays particular attention to the long-term consequences of divorce for children's adjustment through adulthood and the effects on intergenerational relationships across the life course. In line with the rise in gray divorce among adults over age 50, she explores how parental divorce in the second half of life alters aging parent-adult child relationship dynamics. The address concludes with a consideration of the critical challenges facing the field that inform directions for future research.


Susan L. Brown is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology (Ohio). Her areas of expertise include family sociology and demography. Prof. Brown's research examines the implications of the rapid transformation of family life, with a focus on union dynamics and their consequences for well-being at various stages of the life course. Much of her work examines recent changes in cohabitation, marriage, and divorce.

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Marie Jahoda Summer School, Department of Sociology


Vera Dafert
Department of Sociology