Research InterestsGender, Family, and Sexuality; Quantitative Methods; Interpersonal Relationships; Romantic Partner Selection; Race, Segregation, and Homophily; Body-Image; Aging and Older-Age Dating
SubfieldsGender and Family
Elizabeth McClintock’s research focuses on gender and inequality in the intersection of individuals’ professional and personal lives, contextualizing romantic and family outcomes within structures of inequality and employment. Recent work has addressed the “trophy wife” stereotype that pretty women marry high-status men and has examined the romantic and relational consequences or working in an occupation predominated by the other gender. In addition to studying inequality within romantic partnerships, her research also addresses how intimate relationships reflect, perpetuate, and potentially alter broader patterns of gender, class, age, and racial inequality. Recent articles appear in Journal of Marriage and Family and American Sociological Review.