Research Interests

Gender, Inequality, Marriage

Current Research Activities

I study gender and inequality from a cross-national perspective. In my research, I combine qualitative and quantitative methods to study such topics as the division of housework, management of money in marriage, violence against women, and occupational and class segregation. My most recent work examines the institution of marriage across cultures and examines how dominant marital beliefs and practices shape women’s status and well-being within and outside of marriage. This research is funded with a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Yodanis, C. (2018, under contract). Getting dressed: Imitation and inequality in clothing and everyday life.  New York: Routledge.

Mniszak, C., Yodanis, C., & Lauer, S. (2017). Couple clothes. Contexts, 16, 65-67.

Yodanis, C. & Lauer, S. (2017). Multiculturalism in interethnic intimate relationships. Families, Relationships, and Societies, 6, 125-140.

Yodanis, C & Lauer, S. (2016). Getting married: The public nature of our private relationships. New York: Routledge.

Yodanis, C., Schramm, M., & Czekajlo, C. (2015). All our stuff: Families and consumption. Sociology Compass, 9, 910-919.

Lauer, S., & Yodanis, C. (2014). Money management, households, and gender. In J. Treas, J. Scott, & M. Richards (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology of the Family (pp. 344-360). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Yodanis, C., & Lauer, S. (2014). Is marriage individualized? What couples actually do. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 6, 184–197.

Yodanis, C., Lauer, S., & Ota, R. (2012). Interethnic romantic relationships: Enacting affiliative ethnic identities.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 1021-37.

Lauer, S. & Yodanis, C. (2011). Individualized marriage and the integration of resources. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 669-683.

Yodanis, C. (2010). The institution of marriage. In J. Treas & S. Drobnič (Eds.). Dividing the domestic: Men, women and housework in cross-national perspective (pp. 175-191).  Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Lauer, S., & Yodanis, C. (2010). The deinstitutionalization of marriage revisited: A new institutional approach to changes in marriage.  Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 58-72.

Winter 2018
No SOCI course(s) were found for W2018 term.

Teaching Areas

Sociology of the Family, Marriage, Statistics


Ph.D., University of New Hampshire