Arielle Kuperberg

As a millennial generation sociologist, Dr. Kuperberg's research studies cutting edge topics related to social change in the family, gender and sexuality in her generation, such as 'opting out', cohabitation, college hookups, and student loans. Her research generally grapples with three interests: First, why don't more women 'have it all,' meaning a highly successful career, a happy marriage with a spouse living in the same household, and children? Related to this line of research, she has published work examining motherhood in academia, occupational segregation, stay at home moms, and the transition from cohabitation to traditional marriage as explanations for the gender pay gap. Second, how and why does social change happen? Which types of people are most likely to engage in innovative behavior such as cohabiting, hooking up, coming out as gay or lesbian, going to graduate school (among women in 1970), leaving extreme religious groups, and having stay at home husbands? A tertiary interest of Dr. Kuperberg is examining (and sometimes overturning) modern day myths about romantic relationships, gender, and motherhood, which often involves the study of 20th and 21st century historical social change; education inequality; and higher education/academia. Dr. Kuperberg's research primarily uses quantitative secondary data analysis and content analysis methods, and an economic sociological feminist theoretical framework. Her work has been published in leading sociology and interdisciplinary journals including Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Gender & Society.

There are 8 included publications by Arielle Kuperberg :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Age at Coresidence, Premarital Cohabitation, and Marriage Dissolution: 1985–2009 2014 1871 Does the age at which premarital cohabitors moved in together explain why they have been found to have an increased risk of marital dissolution? Explanations for the increased risk of marriage dissolution among those who marry young center on marital...
Anti-Discrimination vs.Anti-Poverty: An Analysis of Pay Equity and Living Wage Reforms 2005 1025 Welfare reform focuses attention on the potential of pay equity and living wage strategies to move women out of the ranks of the working poor. In this study, we use data from a large municipality in the Northeast to simulate implementation of the two...
Book Review: What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey 2014 164 This article is a review of the book "What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know" by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey.
Cohabiting isn’t what it used to be 2014 902 Arielle Kuperberg, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is author of this week’s briefing report at CCF@TSP. Here she answers the questions that keep coming up when people talk about cohabitation these da...
Education, Labor Markets and the Retreat from Marriage 2011 581 Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study and the Current Population Survey, we find that labor market conditions play a large role in explaining the positive relationship between educational attainment and marriage. Our results ...
The Media Depiction of Women Who Opt Out 2008 1014 Through a content analysis of print media and a comparison of media images with trends in women’s behavior, the authors explore the rhetoric and reality surrounding the exit of college-educated women from the workforce to become full-time mothers, a ...
Motherhood and Graduate Education, 1970-2000 2009 887 This study examines issues related to the fertility of graduate students over time. First, it examines changes in motherhood rates between 1970 and 2000 among women aged 20–49 who are enrolled in graduate school, both by themselves and relative to pr...
Reassessing Differences in Work and Income in Cohabitation and Marriage 2013 226 Are cohabiters different than married couples who cohabited before marriage? This study used the 2002 wave of the National Survey of Families and Households to determine how work behavior might differ for 4 relationship types: (a) cohabiters with unc...