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Paul Amato

Department Affiliation:  Sociology
Education: PhD, Social Psychology, James Cook University (Australia), 1983
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POSITION TITLE:  Professor of Sociology & Demography

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  marital quality and stability over the life course, long-term consequences of parents' marital conflict and divorce for offspring, nonresident fathers and children's well-being


1977-1983 Tutor, James Cook University (Austrailia)

1983-1987 Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies

1988-1999 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1999-present Professor, Department of Sociology; Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University


Amato, P. R. , Johnson, D. R. , Booth, A. , & Rogers, S. J. (2003). Continuity and change in marital quality between 1980 and 2000. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 1-22.

Amato, P. R. , & Booth, A. (2001). The legacy of parents' marital discord: Consequences for children's marital quality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 627-638.

Amato, P. R. , & Sobolewski, J. M. (2001). The effects of divorce and marital discord on adult children's psychological well-being. American Sociological Review, 66, 900-921.



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