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Episode 52: Cohabitation, Gender Roles, and The Summer of Love

We learn about the history of cohabitation and its impact on marriage vs. divorce and we talk about the evolution of societal norms, gender roles, and hookup culture. Arielle Kuperberg is a millennial generation sociologist whose research examines how social norms in romantic relationships have changed since the ‘60s, with a focus on the intersection of work, family, and gender. 
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Arielle Kuperberg

Arielle Kuperberg is a Sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who studies  romantic relationships and the intersections of education, work, family and gender. Her research has examined how behavior changes when cohabiters get married, whether cohabitation is related to divorce, where students meet hookup and date partners and how meeting contexts influence risk-taking, selection into various types of relationships (dates, hookups, long-term relationships) in college, educational differences in marriage and childbearing, stay-at-home mothers, and gender and racial inequality in pay.


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