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? 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 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, "Married Men More Likely to Get Health Screenings"
Fox News and liv escience, June 11, 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 Necessarily Marriage"
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

"Long Same-Sex Couples Studied" and "Gender Plays Role in Spousal Health" - CFDR Symposium
Sentinel Tribune, 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 Bereavement
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, January 2014

Rob Carels, "10 Slim-Down Strategies You Can Count On"
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 Cohabitation"
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 Anymore"
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 Focus section
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 Predicted"
USA Today, June 17, 2013

Wendy Manning, "Ohio's Large Cities Losing Population"
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 Women
Los Angeles Times , May 11, 2013

Ray Swisher, "As Fathers Falter, Gangs Fill the Void" 
Toledo Blade,
April 30, 2013

Wendy Manning named Distinguished Research Professor at BGSU
The award recognizes professors who have established outstanding national and international recognition through research and publication.

Susan Brown, "More Couples Living Together Outside of Marriage"
, 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 Unwed Mothers"
CBS News, March 15, 2013

Karen Guzzo, "Reverse Guilt: Moms feel guilty for...not feeling guilty"
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

CFDR Researchers to Present at the 2013 Population Association of American Annual Meeting

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 Jersey"
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 puzzling"
State Journal-Register
, October 10, 2012

Karen Guzzo Comments on "Cohabiting Women Having More Babies"
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 Revolution"  
AARP, March 8, 2012