Sociologist recognized by National Council on Family Relations

Sociology’s Marisa Young is the 2016 winner of the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

Young is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University and an early career fellow at the Work-Family Research Network. Her current research examines the work-family interface and gender differences in paid and unpaid labor, and she also researches the intersection between work, family, and residential neighbourhoods.

The Reuben Hill Award is presented to the authors of the best research article from the prior year, which makes a substantial and significant contribution to family research and theory (with a requirement of theory development). 

The recipients will be recognized for their achievements at the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reuben Hill, the namesake of this award, pioneered the scholarly study of family.

The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of more than 3,000 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, visit the NCFR website at