A Brigham Young University sociologist will discuss "Do Men Fare Better Than Women in Mormon Marriages" at noon Thursday, Nov. 1, in Room 376 of the Wilkinson Center.

Tim B. Heaton will provide some possible answers in his address for the Women's Research Institute's brown-bag luncheon, which is open to the public.The associate professor of sociology joined the BYU faculty in 1980 after a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina.

With bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU, Heaton earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He has won several grants from the federal government for research and is the principal investigator on demographic surveys for the LDS Church.

Heaton, co-author of the book "Utah in Demographic Perspective," has published many articles in scholarly journals on a wide range of topics.

In February, Heaton published the study "Marital Stability Throughout the Child-Rearing Years" in the journal Demography. The study said couples who choose to have more than four children may increase their risk of divorce.