Academic Articles


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2017. “Support for Beauty-Status Exchange Remains Illusory.” American Sociological Review. 82(5):1100-1110.


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2017. "Changing Jobs and Changing Chores? The Longitudinal Association of Women's and Men's Occupational Sex Composition and Housework." Sex Roles.


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2017. "Occupational Sex Composition and Gendered Housework Performance: Compensation or Conventionality?" Journal of Marriage and Family. 79(2):475-510.


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2014. "Beauty and Status: The Illusion of Exchange in Partner Selection?" American Sociological Review. 79(4):575-604, August 2014. Lead article.

Beauty and Status Abstract (article summary)

Media coverage--Trophy wife myth (beauty & status)

Stata log and do files for beauty & status article.


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2011. “Handsome Wants as Handsome Does: Physical Attractiveness and Gender Differences in Revealed Sexual Preferences.” Biodemography and Social Biology. 57 (2):221–257.

Handsome abstract (article summary)


 McClintock, Elizabeth Aura.2011.“Weight Self-Concept: Formation, Stability, and Consequences.” Rutgers Journal of Sociology.1:110-132.

Weight Self-Concept Abstract (article summary)

More media coverage--Beauty


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2010.“When Does Race Matter? Race, Sex, and Dating at an Elite University.” Journal of Marriage and Family 72 (1):45-72.


England, Paula and Elizabeth Aura McClintock. 2010. “The Gendered Double Standard of Aging in Marriage Markets.” Population and Development Review 35 (4):797-816. 

Double Standard of Aging Abstract (article summary)


Book Chapters & Other Publications


McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. 2016. “The Psychology of Mansplaining.” America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals, 12/e edited by Robert Atwan, to be published by Bedford/St. Martin’s/Macmillan Learning.

McClintock, E. A. (in press). "The Future of Marriage" in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (eds.) Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn, Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley and Sons.


England, Paula, Elizabeth Aura McClintock, and Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer. 2011. “Class Differences in Birth Control Use and Unintended Pregnancies.” Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America edited by Marcia Carlson and Paula England.