Professor of Sociology
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Network Member

Marcia (Marcy) Carlson is Professor of Sociology (and Associate Director for Training at the Center for Demography and Ecology, and Affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests center on the links between family contexts and the wellbeing of children and parents. Her recent work is focused on fertility and family patterns among U.S. unmarried parents, with a particular eye toward growing family complexity and its implications for individual wellbeing and societal inequality.

Carlson received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1999, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University.