News and Announcements
Karen Guzzo receives the 2017 Olscamp Research Award. This award is given annually by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to a faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years.
NCFMR cited in "Young Americans Are Killilng Marriage"
Bloomberg, April 4, 2017
Kenneth Pargament, "Life Stressors Can Shake People Spiritually"
Toledo Blade, March 27, 2017
Wendy Manning, "More Grandparents than Ever"
New York Times, March 20, 2017
NCFMR in "Young Love May Be Fickle, but It's Older
Couples Whose Divorce Rates Are Rising"
Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2017
NCFMR research cited in "Financial Concerns for Suddenly
Single People over 50"
Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2017
Wendy Manning, "Why Is US Divorce Rate Loser Than It's
Been in 30 Years?"
KJZZ 91.5 The Show, February 14, 2017
Philip Stinson, "Crime Stats Should Inform the Public.
Trump is Misusing Them to Scare Us Instead"
Washington Post, February 10, 2017
Philip Stinson, "Donald Trump Gets Murder Stat Wrong in
Making Law-and-Order Case"
Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2017
CFDR research cited in "Blacks Leave Toledo to Return to
Toledo Blade, February 4, 2017
"Ohio Population News Finds Poverty among the
Youngest Children Up"
BG Independent News, February 3, 2017
Susan Brown, "Creating a Safety Net for Isolated Seniors"
Reading Eagle, February 1, 2017
Gary Lee and NCFMR, "For Many Millenials, Marriage Can Wait"
Huffington Post, December 20, 2016
Philip Stinson, invited op-ed: "Cops Shoot and Kill
Someone about 1,000 Times a Year. Few Are Prosecuted. What Can Be
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2016
CFDR research cited in "Investing in Higher Education
Vital for Ohio"
Toledo Blade, December 11, 2016
Susan Brown, "Disruptive Innovation: A Spate of Start-Ups
Offer Alternatives to Traditional Divorce"
The Economist, December 3, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Report Says Divorce in U.S. Plunges to
Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette, November 27, 2016
NCFMR: “The US Divorce Rate Hits Another Low”
ABC News, November 25, 2016
Susan Brown, "Alone and Aging: Creating a Safety Net for
USA Today, November 22, 2017
Wendy Manning, “New Jersey Has Fourth Lowest Divorce Rate in
New York Post, November 19, 2016
NCFMR cited in “Divorce in the US ‘Drops to its Lowest Level
in 35 Years while Marriage Is Up to Its Highest Rate Since
Daily Mail, November 18, 2016
Susan Brown, “Here’s Some Surprisingly Positive News about
Marriage in the U.S.”
Huffington Post, November 18, 2016
NCFMR research in “Couples Saying ‘I Don’t’ to Divorce in
Boston Herald, November 18, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Love's Not, in Fact, Dead: The US Divorce
Rate Just Hit a 40-Year Low"
News.Mic, November 18, 2016
NCFMR research cited in "Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to
Nearly 40-Year Low"
Time, November 17, 2016
Wendy Manning, "U.S. Divorce Rate Lowest in 35 Years,
Marriage Has Gone Up a Bit: Study"
New York Daily News, November 17, 2016
NCFMR research in "Divorce Hits Retirees Hard, Especially Women"
Houston Chronicle, October 17, 2016
NCFMR research in "Divorce is Destroying Retirement"
Bloomberg, October 17, 2016
Brown and Lin's research cited in "The Gray Gender Gap:
Older Women Are Likelier to Go It Alone?
New York Times, October 11, 2016
Guzzo's research cited in "Trump Is Respected for
Fathering Children by Multiple Women. That's Because He's a Rich,
Washington Post, October 10, 2016
NCFMR research in "Older Americans Are Jeopardizing Their
Retirement with Divorce"
Bloomberg Businessweek, September 29, 2016
NCFMR research cited in "Gray Divorce: Why Your
Grandparents Are Finally Calling It Quits"
Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2016
Susan Brown, "Divorce Is Down among Younger People, Up
among Baby Boomers"
NPR Here & Now, September 23, 2016
NCFMR study cited in "4 Reasons Brangelina's Split Is not
Washington Post, September 21, 2016
NCFMR research cited in "In Places with Fraying Social
Fabric, a Political Backlash Rises"
Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2016
Philip Stinson, "2 Former Albuquerque Officers on Trial
in Killing of Homeless Man"
New York Times, September 18, 2016
Gary Lee and Krista Payne, "No Groom, No Gloom:
Never-Married Women Just as Happy"
LiveScience, September 15, 2016
Wendy Manning has been elected to serve as President of the Population Association of America. Her term as President Elect begins on January 1, 2017 and she will be President in 2018. Her key duties include organizing the 2018 annual meeting and delivering the 2018 Presidential Address.
NCFMR research cited in "Memo to Divorcing Boomers: Watch
CNBC, September 9, 2016
Karen Guzzo, "Keeping Teen Moms from 'Turnaround'
Columbus Dispatch, August 30, 2016
Stinson on need for more reliable data on police shootings
Christian Science Monitor, July 13, 2016
Philip Stinson, "Videos Make Everyone a Witness to Police Shootings"
NPR, July 8, 2016
NCFMR cited in "'Gray Divorce' Affects Millenials as
FloridaToday, July 4, 2016
Susan Brown and Krista Payne, "Forget 'adulting': For
Millenials, There's No Place Quite Like Home"
The Courier, June 14, 2016
NCFMR research cited in "How the 'Divorce Mortgage' Could
Help Older Homeowners"
Forbes, June 1, 2016
Philip Stinson on Implicit Bias
Christian Science Monitor, May 2, 2016
Philip Stinson on Rise in Police Convictions
Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2015
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "Gray Divorce: 'Til Death Do
Forbes, April 25, 2016
Susan Brown, "Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents' Divorce"
New York Times, April 21, 2016
Stinson, "Los Angeles Joins Debate on Force After Police
Killing of Homeless Man"
New York Times, April 16, 2016
NCFMR research cited in "Gray Divorce Can Drag Both
Parties into the Red"
Washington Post, April 9, 2016
Susan Brown and NCFMR Colleagues, "From Multiracial
Children to Gender Identity, What Some Demographers are Studying Now"
Pew Research Center, Factank, April 8, 2016
Three CFDR Posters Receive Poster Awards at the Population Association of America annual meeting:
- Manning, Payne, Zugarek and Stykes for "The Shifting Geography of Divorce: Divorce Rates Across Counties and States 2000-2010"
- Brown, Manning, Payne and Wu for "Living Apart Together (LAT) Relationships in the U.S."
- Hayford, Guzzo, Lang and Garver for "Measuring the Distal Determinants of Unintended Fertility Across Three Datasets"
NCFMR research cited in "Politicians Push Marriage, but
That's Not What Would Help Children"
New York Times, March 22, 2016
Manning serving as chair on The National Academies of Sciences
Committee on National Statistics meeting, "Improving Collection of Indicators of
Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data
Susan Brown, "Think Divorce is Miserable?"
Slate, March 18, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Survey: More acceptance of social changes
The News & Observer, March 17, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Americans OK Gay Marriage, Cautious on Divorce"
NBC News, March 17, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Living with Your Partner? No Problem,
More Americans Say"
Livescience, March 17, 2016
Karen Guzzo elected to a three-year term as Board
Member-at-large for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
March 9, 2016
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "Don’t Let Divorce Derail Your Retirement"
Time, March 3, 2016
Wendy Manning on "Family Structure and Children’s
Economic Well-Being: Incorporating Same-Sex Cohabiting Mother Families"
Neodemos, March 1, 2016
Ken Pargament, "Healing Through Faith"
Toledo Blade, February 21, 2016
Karen Guzzo, "The Wait of Our Unions"
Herald Standard, February 14, 2016
"The Secret to a Long-Lasting Marriage"
Washington Post, February 11, 2016
Wendy Manning, "Parenting, Cam Newton, and Marriage vs. Cohabitation"
The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2016
Philip Stinson Discusses Police Planting Evidence
Atlas Obscura, January 7, 2016
Philip Stinson on Questioning Used in Police Rape Case
Buzzfeed, January 6, 2016
Philip Stinson, "More Police Officers Facing Charges, but
Few See Jail"
New York Times, December 29, 2015
Philip Stinson on Prevalence of Police Sexual Abuse While on Duty
Vice News, December 11, 2015
Ray Swisher, "Fatalism, Death, and the Future: The Lives
of Poor, Urban Teenagers"
The Society Pages, December 7, 2015
Philip Stinson, "More U.S. Police Charged with Murder,
Manslaughter in 2015"
Associated Press, December 3, 2015
Eric Dubow and Kei Nomaguchi, "Science Says Parents of
Successful Kids have these 11 Things in Common"
Business Insider, November 25, 2015
Susan Brown, "After Full Lives Together, More Older
Couples Are Divorcing"
New York Times, October 30, 2015
Wendy Manning and Karen Guzzo, "Millennials Have Figured
Out an Approach to Relationships That's Protecting Them from Divorce"
Tech Insider, September 30, 2015
Kenneth Pargament, "How Religion is Good (and Bad) for
Huffington Post, September 24, 2015
Susan Brown, "Like Jennifer Aniston, More Women Are
Marrying Younger Men"
Today, August 21, 2015
Philip Stinson on challenge of New Mexico police killing case
Associated Press, August 19, 2015
Philip Stinson on the challenges of prosecuting police
Washington Post, August 18, 2015
Philip Stinson, "California Becomes First State to Ban
Grand Juries in Police Shooting Cases"
MotherJones, August 13, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Where's the Coverage of Zachary
Huffpost Live, August 11, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Woman who was filmed being shot by D.C.
officer is in serious condition"
Washington Post, August 9, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Dump the Jackson County Tradition that
Helps Police in Grand Jury Cases"
Kansas City Star, August 6, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Officer Shooting: What Grand Jury Can Consider"
Cincinnati.com, July 29, 2015
Philip Stinson, "UCPD Report: Officer 'Dragged,' 'Had to Fire'"
Cincinnati.com, July 27, 2015
Philip Stinson, "We Are All Big Brother Now"
Politico, July 23, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Questions Linger Over Killing by UC Officer"
Cincinnati.com, July 22, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Why Do Bad Cops Get Off
Chicago Tribune, July 18, 2015
Philip Stinson comments on police shooting case
The Charlotte Observer, July 17, 2015
Wendy Manning, "Why Remarrying Isn't What It Used To Be"
Time, June 3, 2015
Wendy Manning, "6 Shocking Ways Remarriage is Totally
Woman's Day, June 3, 2015
Wendy Manning, "Remarriage in the United States: If at
First They Don't Succeed, Do Most Americans 'try, try again'?"
Council on Contemporary Families, June 2, 2015
Wendy Manning, "Why You Should Go Slowly into a New Relationships"
Deseret News, May 25, 2015
Ken Pargament on "Suffering, Despair and Resilience:
Spirituality in Troubled Times"
Ladue News, April 30, 2015
Wendy Manning discusses research on cohabitation and marriage
The Morning Show with Larry Weiss, April 28, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Egregious Conduct, Video Evidence Used
to Charge Police"
USA Today, April 18, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Law Enforcement Experts Weigh in on
Tulsa Reserve Deputy Robert Bates' Explanation"
NBC News, April 17, 2015
Philip Stinson on the shooting deat of Eric Harris
Anderson Cooper 360, April 13, 2015
Kei Nomaguchi, "Study Finds 'Intensive Mothering"
Has no Bearing on Child's Positive Outcome"
Toledo Blade, April 12, 2015
Philip Stinson, "Thousands Dead, Few Prosecuted"
Washington Post, April 11, 2015
Philip Stinson, "How a Bystander's Video Revealed the
Truth About a Police Shooting in South Carolina"
PBS Newshour, April 8, 2015
I-Fen Lin and Susan Brown, "Single Boomers Forming
'Golden Girls' Households"
MarketWatch, April 2, 2015
Kei Nomaguchi, "Making Time for Kids? Study Says Quality
Washington Post, March 28, 2015
Wendy Manning, "ASA Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court
in Support of Marriage Equality"
Newswise, March 6, 2015
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? You're Right"
Cincinnati.com, January 2, 2015
Susan Brown, "Hot New Baby Boomer Trend: Living Life Like
'The Golden Girls'"
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 Tell You"
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
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’ Divorce Trend”
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' to Motherhood"
Toledo Blade, December 8, 2013
Susan Brown: "More Married Women Are Not Having Children,
U.S. Study Finds"
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
Toledo Blade, July 27, 2013
Susan Brown, "Women Are Waiting Longer than Ever to Marry
- If at All"
Yahoo.com, July 24, 2013
CFDR Research Affiliates Featured in the NCFR Report, Family
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
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 Divorce
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 Living Alone"
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