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Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her daughter Jennifer Browning. An expert on gender, work and families, Bianchi was best known for her research examining the amount of time mothers spent with their children. Most surprising was the finding she reported in 2000 that despite a dramatic influx of women into the workforce, the amount of time spent with children was relatively unchanged. Bianchi, who was coauthor of the study with John P. Robinson of the University of Maryland,...

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