Valarie King

Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies<br
415 Oswald Tower University Park , PA 16802
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Biography:

Valarie King’s research focuses on intergenerational relationships across the life course. A primary focus of her research concerns father’s relationships with their children. A current project funded by the National Science Foundation examines the factors associated with positive relationships between stepfathers and stepchildren, and the consequences of stepfather involvement for stepchild well-being during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She teaches courses on the sociology of aging, family sociology, and family policy.

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