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Brown on 'the gray divorce revolution'
"...So we're seeing two different patterns for younger and older people these days in terms of divorce. For younger people, their risk of divorces has actually dropped over the past 20 years. Whereas for older adults, we've seen a doubling of the divorce rate, and we call this the 'gray divorce revolution.'"
--Susan L. Brown on NPR's Here and Now
Congratulations, TARS Team!
Peggy Giordano led another successful grant! The TARS team (Peggy Giordano (PI), Monica Longmore, and Wendy Manning) received a new grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), "Pathways Linking Parental Incarceration and Child Well-being." This is a major three-year grant starting in January for data collection and analysis, providing support for faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Earlier this year, Peggy, Monica, and Wendy were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Swisher and Dennison study educational mobility and crime
Karen Guzzo Faces Challenges in Recent Study
Karen Guzzo, professor of sociology, and Cassandra Dorius, Iowa State University, faced many "Challenges in Measuring and Studying Multipartnered Fertility in American Survey Data." Read the full article...
Gary R. Lee, professor emeritus of sociology, and co-author Krista K. Payne, NCFMR data analyst, find...
"Married people are happier than others, but there are plenty of exceptions to that..." the older, never-married women.
Wendy Manning Elected Next PAA President
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor of Sociology Wendy Manning who was elected to serve as President of the Population Association of America (PAA). Her term as President Elect begins on January 1, 2017, and she will be President in 2018. Manning's key duties include organizing the 2018 annual meeting and delivering the 2018 Presidential Address.
Keeping teen moms from 'turnaround' pregnancies
"It’s not that teens really want to become parents at an early age so much as they lack the ability, and sometimes even reasons, to actively plan for the future."
--Karen Guzzo, professor of sociology
Check out the "Editor's Choice" article by Dr. Susan Brown and Matthew Wright published in The Gerontological Society of America
The researchers explore potential explanations for why birth intendedness varies by education and document the evolution of education gradients in unwanted, mistimed, and unintended fertility over the second half of the twentieth century in the United States.
Brown finds, for Millennials, there's no place quite like home
Brown has found gray-divorce women are at financial disadvantage
“The financial implications are potentially troubling,” Brown says. “The evidence we have says gray-divorce women are at a particular disadvantage."
serving as chair on NAS committee
Wendy Manning currently serves as chair on The National Academies of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics meeting on “Improving Collection of Indicators of Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data Programs.”
Distinguished Professor of Sociology Wendy Manning discusses changes in American family relationships
Don’t Let Divorce Derail Your Retirement
A late-in-life split can shred your retirement plans
The wait of our unions
"Marriage is much less likely to happen and it's taking longer to get there," said Dr. Karen Guzzo...
Boomers are more likely to be single, divorced, or widowed.
Of all current U.S. marriages, only 7% have reached the 50-year
appointed to PJI Board of Directors
Professor Steve Demuth was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) in Washington, DC. Listen to what he and other experts have to say about BAIL in America: The Color of Pretrial Detention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBaVZqGXZrA&feature=youtu.be
Mothers' stress may affect their children
Mothers' stress, especially when mothers are stressed because of the juggling with work and trying to find time with kids, that may actually be affecting their kids poorly, finds study coauthor and Bowling Green State University sociologist Kei Nomaguchi.
BG researchers find those who divorce later in life may not be able to fully recover from a gray divorce
Brown speaks with Delaware Public Media about marriage after 50
BGSU researchers find gray divorce often caused by partners simply growing apart
Lin, Brown, and Hammersmith find divorce among baby boomers may have negative implications for retirement security
“Social Security was designed during an era when most elders were married, a scenario that is less common today and is likely to be even less typical in the future...”
"...stable, cohabiting families with two biological parents seem to offer many of the same health, cognitive, and behavioral benefits that stable married biological parent families offer."