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Matthew N. Weinshenker

Matthew Weinshenker

Chair, Sociology/Anthropology

Associate Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)

Office: Dealy Hall 402B
Phone: 718-817-0724
Fax: 718-817-3846


B.A., Yale
M.A., Ph.D., Chicago, 2006

Research Interests

Family; work; gender; life course; quantitative methodology.


I am a family sociologist and a social demographer with special interest in the contemporary practice of fatherhood and in work-family issues. I have been a faculty member of the Fordham Sociology and Anthropology department since 2006. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Women's Studies program, on whose executive board I currently serve.

My past research has examined adolescents' expectations about parental employment and divisions of labor in their adult lives, the determinants of the United States' comparatively high child poverty rates, and the impact of becoming a first-time father on the employment hours of men of varying ages. My current research examines the impact of parents' employment at "non-standard" hours  (e.g. evening, night, and rotating shifts) on family life. 

Selected Publications (Articles)

Weinshenker, Matthew, and Se-Kang Kim. Forthcoming. “Concerted cultivation and parental satisfaction: A profile analysis via principal component analysis.” Journal of Family Studies.

Weinshenker, Matthew. 2018. “Motivation for night work and parents’ work-family conflict and life satisfaction.” In The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges, edited by J. Obradović and S.L. Blair, pp. 131-156. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group. 

Weinshenker, Matthew. 2018. “Shift work, father engagement, and the cognitive development of young children.” Community, Work, and Family, 21:133-150. 

Weinshenker, Matthew. 2016. “Nonstandard parental employment schedules and father involvement.” Community, Work, and Family, 19:396-413.   

Weinshenker, Matthew. Forthcoming. "Nonstandard parental employment schedules and father involvement." Community, Work, and Family. 

Weinshenker, Matthew. 2015. "The effect of fatherhood on employment hours: variation by birth timing, marriage and coresidence." Journal of Family Issues 36:3-30.

Christensen, Kathleen, Matthew Weinshenker and Blake Sisk, 2010. “Workplace flexibility for federal civilian employees.” In Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th Century Jobs to 21st Century Workers, edited by K. Christensen and B. Schneider, pp. 274-308. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Heuveline, Patrick, and Matthew N. Weinshenker, 2008. "The International Child Poverty Gap: Does Demography Matter?" Demography 45:173-191.

Weinshenker, Matthew N., 2006.  “Adolescents’ Expectations about Mothers’ Employment: Life Course Patterns and Parental Influence.” Sex Roles 54:845-57.

Weinshenker, Matthew N., 2005.  “Imagining Family Roles: Parental Influence on the Expectations of Adolescents in Dual-Earner Families.” In Being Together, Working Apart: Dual-Career Families and the Work-Life Balance, edited by B. Schneider and L.J. Waite, pp. 365-388. Cambridge University Press, New York.

Courses Taught

  • Gender, Work, and Family
  • Contemporary Family Issues
  • Diversity in American Families
  • Sociology Focus: Transition to Adulthood
  • Methods of Social Research I and II
  • Ethics in Research
  • Social Science Statistics