Professor Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her research longitudinally investigates how non-marital childbearing influences parental bonds, extended kin involvement, and child wellbeing.
- Family instability
- Child wellbeing
- Extended family relationships among disadvantaged families
Högnäs, Robin .S. and Heidi Williams. 2017. “Maternal Kinship Involvement and Father Identity in Fragile Families.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38 (2): 249-262.
Williams, Heidi and Robin S. Högnäs. Forthcoming. “Low-Income Single Parents, Postsecondary Education, and Access to Unilateral Support: A Case Study of THEA.” Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology.
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