Andrew J. Cherlin

Andrew J. Cherlin is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, member of the National Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. 

His research is in the sociology of families and public policy, covering topics such as marriage and divorce, children's well-being, intergenerational relations, family policy, and welfare policy. His recent books are Labor’s Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America (2014), Public and Private Families: An Introduction (2013), and The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family Today (2009). He was also the principal investigator of the "Three-City Study," an interdisciplinary study of low-income children and their caregivers in the post-welfare-reform era.