Intergenerational relationships, Marriage, In-laws, Mental health
Ms. Merrill received a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1984 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University in 1988 and 1991, respectively. She was later a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, also at Brown University. Ms. Merrill has been at Clark since 1992. She is also affiliated with the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Health, Science, and Society concentration.
Ms. Merrill's primary interests and training in sociology lie within the fields of family, aging, medical sociology, and demography. Her research examines intergenerational relationships and the implications of marriage.
Ms. Merrill's articles appear in Social Forces, Research on Aging, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Aging and Health and Ethnic Groups. She is the author of five books.
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Brown University, 1991
- M.A. in Sociology, Brown University, 1988
- B.A., Bowdoin College, 1984
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Mastering Menopause: Women’s Voices on Taking Charge of the Change
When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries
Rowman & Littlefield
When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Adult Children
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Understanding the Relationship and What Makes Them Friends or Foe
Caring for Elderly Parents: Juggling Work, Family, and Care Giving in Middle and Working Class Families