News and Announcements
Wendy Manning presents "The Future of Marriage and the
Family" at Toledo Rotary
Toledo Rotary Presentation, January 26, 2015
Wendy Manning, "Cohabitation Has Nearly Doubled Over the Past
25 Years, Study Says"
Deseret News, January 14, 2015
Karen Benjamin Guzzo, "Think It's Hard to Find a Mate Here?
Cincinnati.com, January 2, 2015
Susan Brown, "Hot New Baby Boomer Trend: Living Life Like 'The
Money Talks News, November 12, 2014
Susan Brown, "The Mid-Life Divorce: Don't Get Taken, Don't Get Even"
Bloomberg, November 10, 2014
I-Fen Lin and Susan Brown, "10 Things Married Couples Won't
Market Watch, November 1, 2014
Wendy Manning, "Technology Helping Baby-Boomer Grandparents
Stay Plugged in to Grandkids"
Washington Post, October 31, 2014
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "Till Death Do Us Part? No way.
Gray Divorce on the Rise"
Washington Post, October 8, 2014
Karen Benjamin Guzzo, "Single Adults Now Outnumber Married Adults"
New York Post, September 9, 2014
Wendy Manning, "Grandparenting Isn't What It Used to Be,
Especially for these 64 Million People"
Deseret News, September 7, 2014
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "The New Instability"
New York Times, July 27, 2014
Susan Brown, "The New American Family"
AARP The Magazine, June/July 2014
Kei Nomaguchi, "Mentoring Counters Media Messages on Fathering"
Deseret News, June 13, 2014
Susan Brown, "Does Marriage Health You Live Longer?"
Men's Journal, June 2014
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "Suddenly Single: Boomers Lead the
Way in Silver Divorces"
Miami Herald, April 28, 2014
Susan Brown, "Welcoming Love at an Older Age, but Not
New York Times, April 25, 2014
Nomaguchi and Demuth Receive 2014 Faculty Excellence Awards
Two CFDR affiliates were recognized at the 2014 BGSU Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2014. Kei Nomaguchi received the Outstanding Young Scholar Award and Steve Demuth received the Faculty Distinguished Service Award.
Charlie Stelle and Wendy Watson, "Relationship Coaches Can
Guide Those Who Haven’t Dated for Decades Through the New World of
Online and Offline Romance"
New York Times, March 28, 2014
Wendy Manning, "Which Couples Who 'Shack Up' Will End up Divorced?"
NJ.com, March 11, 2014
I-Fen Lin and Susan Brown, "Unmarried Baby Boomers Face
Disadvantages as They Grow Older"
PRB, February, 2014
Susan Brown, “Older Americans’ Breakups Are Causing a ‘Graying’
NPR, February 24, 2014
Wendy Manning, “Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Take
Bad-for-Children Argument to Court”
New York Times, February 23, 2014
Susan Brown, "Federal Funds to Foster Healthy Marriage Have
Little Effect, Study Sinds"
Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2014
Gary Lee, Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Widowhood and
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, January 2014
Rob Carels, "10 Slim-Down Strategies You Can Count
FoxNews.com, January 3, 2014
Wendy Manning: "Living Alone on the Rise"
Zoom News, January 10, 2014
Wendy Manning: "U.S. Birth Rate Drops as More Women Say 'No'
Toledo Blade, December 8, 2013
Susan Brown: "More Married Women Are Not Having Children, U.S.
Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2013
Wendy Manning: "Living Alone on the Rise"
Newswise, December 5, 2013
Susan Brown: "Marriage as a 'Luxury Good': The Class Divide in
Who Gets Married and Divorced"
Today , October 26, 2013
"Saving Your Retirement From a Divorce"
Forbes, October 21, 2013
Wendy Manning, "What Do You Call the Person You Are Probably
Never Going to Marry?"
Slate, October 3, 2013
Alfred DeMaris, Annette Mahoney, Kenneth Pargament, "Does
Religion Increase or Decrease Parental Stress"
Huffingtonpost.com, September 22, 2013
Susan Brown, "Remarriage Rate Declining as More Opt for
USA Today, September 12, 2013
Karen Guzzo, "Teen Drug Use Increases When There Are
Half-Siblings at Home"
Huffington Post, August 12, 2013
Susan Brown and Wendy Manning, "Saying 'I Do' Not so Common
Toledo Blade, July 27, 2013
Susan Brown, "Women Are Waiting Longer than Ever to Marry - If
Yahoo.com, July 24, 2013
CFDR Research Affiliates Featured in the NCFR Report, Family Focus
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "The Gray Divorce Revolution" and Karen Benjamin Guzzo on "Unintended Childbearing in the United States"
NCFR Report, Summer 2013
Susan Brown and Wendy Manning, "Marriage Rate Drops to Lowest
in a Century: Study"
New York Daily News, July 19, 2013
Wendy Manning, "Marriage Rate May be Low, but More Weddings
USA Today, June 17, 2013
Wendy Manning, "Ohio's Large Cities Losing
Dayton Daily News, May 22, 2013
Susan Brown discusses marriage and parenting
Chicago Tribune, May 14, 2013
Susan Brown on Recession and Birthrates for Less-educated
Los Angeles Times , May 11, 2013
Ray Swisher, "As Fathers Falter, Gangs Fill the
Toledo Blade, April 30, 2013
Manning named Distinguished Research Professor at
The award recognizes professors who have established outstanding national and international recognition through research and publication.
Susan Brown, "More Couples Living Together Outside of
Yahoo!News, April 4, 2013
Susan Brown, "A 'Gray Divorce' Boom"
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2013
Ray Swisher on Youths' Views on Mortality
The Daily Nebraskan, March 29, 2013
Susan Brown on Delayed Marriages and Unwed Births
USA Today, March 15, 2013
Susan Brown, "Almost Half of First Babies in U.S. Born to
CBS News, March 15, 2013
Karen Guzzo, "Reverse Guilt: Moms feel guilty for...not
Today.com, March 5, 2013
Wendy Manning leads ASA's review of family structure and children's well-being research for Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Same-Sex Marriage Cases. Professor Manning, Director of the Center for Family & Demographic Research (CFDR) and Co-Director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) led an American Sociological Association (ASA) examination of social science evidence about children's well-being in same-sex and heterosexual parenting relationships. The ASA's review of the literature finds that children fare as well in both types of relationships and thus unsubstantiated fears about same-sex parenting do not justify upholding DOMA and Proposition 8. The ASA's amicus brief was filed February 28, 2013.
Research by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Wendy Manning, Peggy Giordano and
Monica Manning cited in "Emerging adults have 'sex with ex' as
part of reconciliation"
Malaysia Sun , January 23, 2013
Wendy Manning and Meredith Porter, "Do Unmarried Poor Have Bad
Values or Bad Jobs?
Bloomberg.com , December 25, 2012
Kei Nomaguchi on "The Almost Perfect Mom"
Workingmother.com, December/January 2013
Peggy Giordano Discussed How Teen Dating Violence Affects
Well-Being in Adulthood
USA Today , December 10, 2012
Kenneth Pargament Wins the 2012 Samaritan Award
CFDR affiliate Dr. Kenneth Pargament, professor of psychology and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, was presented the 2012 National Samaritan award in Denver on November 1. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to human health and growth. http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/news/2012/news109566.html
Susan Brown: New analysis finds Americans Who Choose to Cohabit Are
No Longer Just Young Couples
USA Today, October 17,2012
Susan Brown, "What Your Union to Last? Marry in New
The New York Times, October 12, 2012
Nancy Orel and Susan Brown, "Aging, alone"
Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2012
Susan Brown, "Increase in older divorce rates
State Journal-Register, October 10, 2012
Karen Guzzo Comments on "Cohabiting Women Having More
USA Today, July 24, 2012
Susan Brown Talks to CNN About Baby Boomer Divorce
CNN, June 23, 2012
Susan Brown - Baby Boomers and Marriage
ABC News, June 5, 2012
Brown on Dads as the New Moms
The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2012
Study by Wendy Manning Finds Premarital Cohabiting is Not Linked to
Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2012
Wendy Manning Discusses Issues about Caring for the Elderly and
Social Support in "Cincinnati Near the Top of List for those
Cincinnati.com, April 29, 2012
Karen Guzzo on the Parental Safety Net
USA Today, April 27, 2012
Karen Guzzo Benjamin Discusses Cohabitation and Children in
"More Children Born to Unmarried Parents"
USA Today , April 10, 2012
Wendy Manning Interviewed in Article Titled, "Living together
before marriage no longer seen as a bad omen"
Washington Post, March 22, 2012
Susan Brown Discusses "The Gray Divorce Revolution" on
NPR's "Talk of the Nation"
NPR, March 8, 2012
Susan Brown Comments on the "The Gray Divorce
AARP, March 8, 2012