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Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in the American family began at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. His most recent book is Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD (2013). His previous books and articles center on children, youth, families, and the public. His current research projects focus on the family in the context of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, adolescent sexual behavior, cross national research on children's well-being, and urban education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.


Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Sociology
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.898.6718
Fax: 215.898.2124