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The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) was established in 2007 to improve our understanding of how family structure is linked to the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and communities and to inform policy development and programmatic responses. Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown codirect the NCFMR at Bowling Green State University. This project is supported with assistance from Bowling Green State University. From 2007 to 2013, support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

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Eickmeyer authors Family Profile addressing divorce and parenthood
Kasey Eickmeyer finds 36% of all recent divorcees reported having at least one minor biological child living in their household in 2014 in the new profile "Recently Divorced Adults with Resident Minor Children."
Boomers Are Making Sure the Divorces Keep Coming
Blame the baby boomers. They started divorcing at record rates in the 1970s and never stopped. While divorce fell somewhat among younger Americans over the past 25 years, it has soared among older adults. From 1990 to 2012, the divorce rate for 55 to 64-year-olds more than doubled, according to the NCFMR. The rate for people 65 and older tripled.
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Kasey Eickmeyer finds married fathers are about 3 years older than cohabitating fathers when their 1st child is born
 

Over 25 Years of Change in Men's Entry into Fatherhood, 1987-2013 (FP-16-10)

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Disclaimer: This project is supported with assistance from Bowling Green State University. From 2007 to 2013 support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of any agency of the state or federal government.

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