Frank F. Furstenberg is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in the American family began at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. His recent books include: Managing to Make It: Urban Families in High-Risk Neighborhoods with Thomas Cook, Jacquelynne Eccles, Glen Elder, and Arnold Sameroff (1999), Divided Families with Andrew J. Cherlin (1991), and Adolescent Mothers in Later Life with J. Brooks-Gunn and S. Philip Morgan (1987). He has published numerous articles on teenage sexuality, pregnancy and childbearing as well as on divorce, remarriage and step-parenting. His current research projects focus on the family in the context of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, adolescent sexual behavior, cross-national research on children’s well-being, urban education and the transition from adolescence to adulthood. He is current Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on the Transition to Adulthood. In 1994, he was made a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.