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Marriage, Divorce and Other Family Structures

What Are They Thinking? A National Study of Stability and Change in Divorce Ideation

Role of Marital Adjustment in Associations Between Romantic Attachment and Coparenting

American Children's Family Structure: Two Biological Parent Families

Divorce Rates by Job Industry: Military Vets and Baby Boomers

New Research Says Millennials Still Value Marriage

Marriage, Divorce, Single Living, Widowhood and the Risk for Stroke. A Danish Nation-Wide Population-Based Study

The Millennial Success Sequence: Marriage, Kids, and the ‘Success Sequence’ Among Young Adults

Forming Family Values in a Digital Age

Growing Up with a Single Mother and Life Satisfaction in Adulthood: A Test of Mediating and Moderating factors

2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia


Marriage and Housework

Women's Age at First Marriage and Marital Instability in the United States: Differences by Race and Ethnicity

Desire for and to Avoid Pregnancy During the Transition to Adulthood

Reported Reasons for Breakdown of Marriage and Cohabitation in Britain: Findings from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)

Family Trajectories and Well-being of Children Born to Lone Mothers in the UK

Trending Towards Traditionalism? Changes in Youths’ Gender Ideology

Generational Differences During Young Adulthood: Families and Households of Baby Boomers and Millennials

Led by Baby Boomers, Divorce Rates Climb for America’s 50+ Population

Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes

Couples on the Brink

Men and Marriage: Debunking the Ball and Chain Myth

Never Been Married? In Philadelphia, You’re Not Alone

What are they Thinking? A National Survey of Married Individuals Who Are Thinking About Divorce

Sole Physical Custody and Mother's Repartnering After Divorce

The Intergenerational Transmission of Union Instability in Early Adulthood

Divorce Rate in the U.S.

The Majority of Children Live With Two Parents, Census Bureau Reports

Twenty-five Years of Change in Cohabitation in the U.S. 1987-2013

Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women

Midpregnancy Marriage and Divorce: Why the Death of Shotgun Marriage Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Role of Men's Childbearing Intentions in Father Involvement

American Family Survey

Family Profiles

Out Of The Blue: Family Breakdown in the UK

Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited: Introducing the Issue

Cohabitation and Child Wellbeing

The Parenting Gap is Widening

The Economic Consequences of Divorce in Six OECD Countries

Confusing Research on the Impact of Religion on Children's Altruism

Study: Tone Of Voice Is Key To Happy Marriage

How Large Are the EITC’s Marriage Penalties?

The Dangers of Texting While Parenting

The Power of Thank You

Having More Children Could Lead to Slower Rate of Aging

Childhood Family Breakups Harder on Girls' Health

Later-in-Life Divorce Becoming More Common

Vanishing Divorce

The Importance of Long-Term Marriages for Health and Happiness

The Children of Divorce—Anything but Resilient

Single Parents Lack Sleep

Marriage Increases Cancer Survival: What the Studies Mean

The Changing Demography of Grandparenthood

A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births: Racial/ Ethnic Differences

Millennials' Latest Mistake: Embracing the 'Starter Marriage'

Acceptance of Divorce Falling, Tolerance of Cohabitation Rising

The Interdependence of Relationships with Adult Children and Spouses

Preschool is a Sensitive Period for the Influence of Maternal Support on the Trajectory of Hippocampal Development

Connected at the Table: The Importance of Family Meals

Do Children of the First Marriage Deter Divorce?

Factors Associated With Perceptions of Family Belonging Among Adolescents

Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents

Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Associations Between Prior Deployments and Marital Satisfaction Among Army Couples

Increasing Cohabitation and Family Instability for Children

Changing U.S. Family Patterns Pose Policy Challenges

The Role of Relational Instability on Individual and Partner Outcomes Following Couple Relationship Education Participation

The Opt-Out Continuation: Education, Work, and Motherhood from 1984 to 2012

Indebted Relationships: Child Support Arrears and Nonresident Fathers' Involvement With Children

“Date Nights” Strengthen Marriages

Within- and Between-Family Associations of Marital Functioning and Child Well-being

Who Experiences Leisure Deficits? Mothers' Marital Status and Leisure Time

Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

Most Americans Say Children Are Better Off With A Parent At Home

Marital Investments and Community Involvement

Is Divorce More Painful When Couples Have Children?

Sexuality and Fertility

Temporal Trends in Sperm Count: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis

The Effect of Spending Cuts on Teen Pregnancy

America’s Generation Gap in Extramarital Sex

Impact of Fathers on Parental Monitoring of Daughters and Their Affiliation With Sexually Promiscuous Peers: A Genetically and Environmentally Controlled Sibling Study

A Brief Demographic Tour of the World

Nonmarital Sex by Age 25: Generational Differences Between Baby Boomers and Millennials

Parental Modeling and Deidentification in Romantic Relationships Among Mexican-Origin Youth

Childlessness Rises for Women in Their Early 30s

Fertility Research Brief

Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989-2014

More than a Million Millennials Are Becoming Moms Each Year

Asymmetrically Committed Relationships

Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse: Tinder, Cheap Sex, and the Hit-It-and-Quit-It Mentality

The Poverty Cure: Get Married

The Progression of Sexual Relationships

Sex in College Relationships: The Role Television Plays in Emerging Adults' Sexual Expectations in Relationships

Oestrogen in Birth Control Pills Has a Negative Impact on Fish

Teen Birth Rates

Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool

Counterintuitive Trends in the Link Between Premarital Sex and Marital Stability

The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom Distribution Programs

Fertility Rates Drop to Lowest Level Measured in the US

Does Paid Maternity Leave Affect Infant Development and Second-Birth Intentions?

Study Finds Link Between Marriage Attitudes and Risky Sexual Behaviors

Unique Roles of Mothers and Fathers

Religious Practice

Health and Spirituality

Are Atheists Undogmatic

Prayer, Attachment to God, and Changes in Psychological Well-Being in Later Life

Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe

In America, Does More Education Equal Less Religion?

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States

Assessing the Faith-Based Response to Homeslessness in America: Findings from Eleven Cities

Religion and Education Around the World

Religion and Health: A Synthesis

Most Say Their Churches Remained Above the Electoral Fray This Year

One-in-Five U.S. Adults Were Raised in Interfaith Homes

Distal and Proximal Religiosity as Protective Factors for Adolescent and Emerging Adult Alcohol Use

The Reality of World Religion: God Wins

Church Involvement Varies Widely Among U.S. Christians

Millennials Are Less Religious Than Older Americans, But Just As Spiritual

More Than Half of Indian Scientists Are Religious

Americans Want Christmas, More Religion in Schools

Coming Home: How Religion Can Be a Healing Balm for Veterans

We Trust in Those Who Believe in God

Better Together: Religious Attendance, Gender, and Relationship Quality

Health and Well-Being Among the Non-Religious Compared with Religious Group Members

Americans Who See God as ‘a Secure Base’ Tend to Be More Committed, Satisfied in the Workplace

American Devotion to Religion is Waning, According to a New Study

Most Christians View Their Faith as a Force for Good

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World

How Highly Religious Americans' Lives are Different from Others

Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women

Is Christianity in Trouble?

Association Between Religious Service Attendance and Lower Suicide Rates Among US Women

Are Churches Key to Solving Social Problems? Fewer Americans Now Think So

The Factors Driving the Growth of Religious ‘Nones’ in the U.S.

Why Americans are Leaving Religion—and Why They’re Unlikely to Come Back

The Socio-economic Contribution of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis

How the Faithful Voted: A Preliminary 2016 Analysis



Father Loss and Child Telomere Length

Men as Dependents?Marriage and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage among Working-age Adults in the United States, 1988 to 2008

Offspring of Parents Who Were Separated and Not Speaking to One Another Have Reduced Resistance to the Common Cold as Adults

Technoference: Parent Distraction With Technology and Associations With Child Behavior Problems

Parents' Divorce Increases Risk of Health Disorders in Children

Maternal Union Instability and Childhood Mortality Risk in the Global South, 2010–14

Positive Father-Child Relationship Can Moderate Negative Effects of Maternal Depression

Father–Child Interactions At 3 Months And 24 Months: Contributions To Children's Cognitive Development At 24 Months

Similarities and Differences in the Influence of Paternal and Maternal Depression on Adolescent Well-Being

Grand-maternal Smoking in Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

Rising Morbidity and Mortality in Midlife Among White Non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century

Payback Time? Influence of Having Children on Mortality in Old Age

Can Same-Sex Marriage Really Reduce Teen Suicide?

Marital Status as a Predictor of Diurnal Salivary Cortisol Levels and Slopes in a Community Sample of Healthy Adults

Divorce and the Onset of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Swedish Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort and Co-Relative Study

Parental Absence in Early Childhood and Onset of Smoking and Alcohol Consumption Before Adolescence

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery

Dating Apps Prove Factor in HIV Rise Among Adolescents

Zika virus: Brazil Journalist Speaks Out Over Microcephaly Fear

Social Media Use Associated With Depression Among U.S. Young Adults

Marriage and Women's Health in Japan

Effects of Marital Status and Economic Resources on Survival After Cancer: A Population-Based Study

Effect of Marriage on Risk for Onset of Alcohol Use Disorder

Tie the Knot to Boost Children’s Mental Health, Couples Told

Marriage May Improve Chances of Surviving a Heart Attack

The Role of Parental Warmth and Hostility on Adolescents' Prosocial Behavior Toward Multiple Targets

Childhood Abuse, Parental Death and Divorce Are Linked to Adult Insomnia Symptoms

Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Gonorrhea Treatment


Economy & Poverty

Marriage, Work, and Racial Inequalities in Poverty: Evidence From the United States

Comparing Child Poverty Risk by Family Structure During the 2008 Recession

Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents

Share of Married Americans is Falling, but They Still Pay Most of the Nation’s Income Taxes

Family Structure and Economic Success Across the Life Course

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood from 1975 to 2016

When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men

Household Income and Trajectories of Marital Satisfaction in Early Marriage

Stand By Your Man: Wives' Emotion Work During Men's Unemployment

Financial and Ethical Risk-Taking by Young Adults: A Role for Family Dynamics During Childhood

The Limited Reach of the Child Support Enforcement System

The Poverty Cure: Get Married

How Demographics Rule the Global Economy

Research Says a Reverse Gender Gap Exists for Kids Who Grow Up in Poverty

Growing Up in Single-Parent Household Could Count as Form of 'Poverty'

Extended Family Support and Household Balance Sheets

Family Formation and Poverty: A History of Academic Inquiry and Its Major Findings

The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.

Two Life Factors that Prevent Debt

Less Marriage, More Inequality

Baby Lull Promises Growing Pains for Economy

Child Poverty and Family Structure

Fathers' Investments of Money and Time Across Residential Contexts

Nonmarital First Births, Marriage, and Income Inequality

Marriage, Penalized: Does Social-Welfare Policy Affect Family Formation?

Money, Work, and Marital Stability: Assessing Change in the Gendered Determinants of Divorce

Pathways to Adaptive Emotion Regulation Among Adolescents from Low-Income Families

Uncertain Lives: Insights into the Role of Job Precariousness in Union Formation in Italy

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015

Chronic Disease at Midlife Do Parent-child Bonds Modify the Effect of Childhood SES?