About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a research associate at the Population Studies Center.

My areas of interest include gender, family, social stratification, social policy, quantitative methodology, and cross-national comparative studies.

My current research focuses on the impact of changes in wives’ earnings on income inequality in 8 countries 1975-2015, the effects of the Great Recession on workers’ career mobility and family formation in 30 countries, and changes in couples’ work and earnings after childbirth in the US 1970-2010. In my prior work I have studied housework, spousal economic homogamy, and divorce.

My research has received support from the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation. I have published in journals such as Demography, Social Science Research and the RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.


E-mail: pgonalons@sas.upenn.edu