I received my B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Alabama and my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina in 1955. I taught at William and Mary, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Illinois, Chicago before joining the Duke Faculty in 1967. My main research interests are occupations and occupational changes, the interrelations of family and work, and the changing status of children. I have held offices in the American Sociological Association, am past President of the Southern Sociological Society, and was Editor of Contemporary Sociology. I teach in the Twentieth Century America Program. I also teach Childhood in Social Perspective (SOC 117) and The American Family (SOC 150).