Family Policy Articles and Chapters

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. Forthcoming. “Incomplete Role Exit and the Alimony Reform Movement.” Sociological Inquiry.

Curenton, Stephanie, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, and Dawne Mouzon. Forthcoming. “Qualitative Descriptions of Middle-Class, African American Mothers’ Child Rearing Practices and Values." Journal of Family Issues.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. Forthcoming. “Ambiguous Financial Responsibilities: Second Wives and Alimony Reform Activism in the United States.” Journal of Family Issues.

Santucci, Nancy and Jocelyn Elise Crowley. 2016. "Fatherhood Movements." In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by Nancy Naples. Oxford: Wiley- Blackwell.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2015. "Unpacking the Power of the Mommy  Wars." Sociological Inquiry. 85(2): 217-238.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2014. "Staying at Home or Working for Pay? Attachment to Modern Mothering Identities." Sociological Spectrum. 34(2): 114-135.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise, and Stanislav Kolenikov. 2014. "Flexible Work Options and Mothers' Perceptions of Career Harm." The Sociological Quarterly. 55(1): 168-195.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2013. "Perceiving and Responding to Maternal Workplace Discrimination." Women's Studies International Forum. 40: 192-202.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2013. "What Mothers Need: Workplace Flexibility," in What Do Mothers Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century, edited by Andrea O'Reilly, pp. 351-364. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press. 

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2012. "Strictly for Evangelical Parenting Support? The Case of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)." Review of Religious Research. 54(4): 421-444.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise, Radha Jagannathan, and Galo Falchettore. 2012. "The Effect of Child Support Enforcement on Abortion in the United States." Social Science Quarterly. 93(1): 152-172.

Alger, Vanessa and Jocelyn Elise Crowley.  2012.  Aspects of Workplace Flexibility and Mothers' Satisfaction with Their Husbands' Contributions to Household Labor.”  Sociological Inquiry. 82(1): 78-99.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise and Stephanie Curenton. 2011. “Organizational Social Support and Parenting Challenges among Mothers of Color: The Case of Mocha Moms.” Family Relations. 60(1): 1-14.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2009. “Taking Custody of Motherhood: Fathers’ Rights Activists and the Politics of Parenting.” Women’s Studies Quarterly. 37(3/4): 223-240.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2009. “Fathers’ Rights Groups, Domestic Violence, and Political Countermobilization.” Social Forces. 88(2): 723-755.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2009. “Conflicted Membership: Women in Fathers’ Rights Groups.” Sociological Inquiry. 79(3): 328-350.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2008. “On the Cusp of a Movement: Identity Work and Social Movement Identification Processes within Fathers’ Rights Groups.” Sociological Spectrum. 28(6): 705-724.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise, Margaret Watson, and Maureen R. Waller. 2008. "Understanding “Power Talk”: Language, Public Policy, and Democracy." Perspectives on Politics. 6(1): 71-88.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2007. "Friend or Foe? Self-Expansion, Stigmatized Groups, and the Researcher-Participant Relationship." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 36(6): 603-630.

Book Review: Creating Gender: The Sexual Politics of Welfare Policy. By Cathy Marie Johnson, Georgia Duerst-Lahti, and Noelle Norton. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press, 2007, for Politics and Gender. 3(4): 546-548.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2006. "Adopting 'Equality Tools' from the Toolboxes of their Predecessors: The Fathers' Rights Movement in the United States." in Fathers' Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective, edited by Richard Collier and Sally Sheldon, pp. 79-100. Oxford: Hart Publications.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2006. "Organizational Responses to the Fatherhood Crisis: The Case of Fathers' Rights Groups in the United States." Marriage and Family Review. 39(1/2): 99-120; Reprinted in Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives, edited by Linda Haas and Steven K. Wisensale. 2006. New York: Haworth Press.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2003. "The Gentrification of Child Support Enforcement Services, 1950-1984." Social Service Review. 77(4):585-604.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2002. "The Rise and Fall of Court Prerogatives in Paternity Establishment." Justice System Journal 23(3):363-376.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2001. "Who Institutionalizes Institutions? The Case of Paternity Establishment in the United States." Social Science Quarterly. 82(2): 312-328.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2000. "Supervised Devolution: The Case of Child Support Enforcement." Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 30(1/2):99

Other Articles

Weiner, Marc D., Orin T. Puniello, Paul C. Siracusa, and Jocelyn Elise Crowley. 2017. “Recruiting Hard-to-Reach Populations: The Utility of Facebook for Recruiting Qualitative In-Depth Interviewees.” Survey Practice. 10(1): 1-13.

Combs, Kathryn L., Jocelyn Elise Crowley, and John A. Spry. 2014. “The Effect of New Jersey Lottery Promotions on Consumer Demand and State Profits.” Eastern Economic Journal. 40(3): 326-348.

Gano, Gretchen, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, and David Guston. 2007. “‘Shielding’ the Knowledge Transfer Process in Human Service Research.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 17(1): 39-60.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise, Brian Roff, and Jeneve Lynch. 2007. "Encouraging at Risk, HIV Populations to Respond to Research Surveys: Does a Community Identity Link Help or Hurt?" Health Education and Behavior. 34(1): 55-70.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2006. "Moving beyond Tokenism: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Election of Women to State Legislatures." Social Science Quarterly. 87(3): 519-539.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2004. "When Tokens Matter." Legislative Studies Quarterly. 29(1):109-136.

Spry, John A. and Jocelyn Elise Crowley. 2004. "Assessing the Implications of Monopoly Toll Road Service Areas." Eastern Economic Journal. 30(3):381-398.

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise and Theda Skocpol. 2001. "The Rush to Organize: Explaining Associational Formation in the United States, 1860s-1920s." American Journal of Political Science. 45(4):813-829.


Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2018. Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. 

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2013. Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
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Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2008. Defiant Dads: Fathers' Rights Activists in America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
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Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. 2003. The Politics of Child Support in America. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Featured Report on Mothers' Organizations in the United States and Workplace Flexibility:

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise with Marc Weiner. 2010. “What Mothers Want: Workplace Flexibility in the Twenty-First Century.” Report to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, New York. (Click on title to view document).


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