Karrie Snyder

Karrie Ann Snyder is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and her primary research interests include gender, family, work, and health. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago's Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work. She was also a research assistant professor in the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and co-edited an interdisciplinary volume on oncofertility (the intersection of fertility and cancer research) from Springer Press. She has published in the Journal of Marriage and Family regarding how parents prioritize and structure “quality” family time with their children. She has also compared the occupational choices of men and women in the informal economy and the healthcare industry. This area of research has been published in Sociological Perspectives, Advances in Gender Research, Sociological Inquiry and Social Problems.


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More people than ever before are surviving cancer due to modern breakthroughs in medical science. From 1991 to 2004 cancer death rates decreased by more than 13%. Among children, for whom cancer is the second leading cause of death, mortality rates have decreased by nearly 50% since 1975. As these cancer survivors return to the normal course of their lives, many will want to become first-time parents or have additional biological children.