Tim B. Heaton Brigham Young University, USA
Dr. Heaton is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Family Studies Center at Brigham Young University. His major research focuses on the relationship between family characteristics on children’s health in Latin America. In addition to analysis of the extensive data provided by the demographic and health surveys, he has helped collect data on mothers with children under age 5 in Bolivia and Colombia. He also continues to be interested in family demographics. Current work focuses on the divorce generation—the cohort married in the late 1960s and 1970 which experienced unprecedented divorce rates. Now half of this cohort has experienced marital disruption. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters, and authored or edited 11 books.