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NCFMR

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.

Esther Lamidi and Wendy Manning study marriage and cohabitation experiences
Between 1995 and 2011/2013, the share of ever-married women aged 25-29 declined, whereas the share of ever-cohabited women increased.
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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

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In 2014, 55.2% of the white women in Berks County who gave birth hadn’t finished college and were unmarried, up from 16.5% in 1980.
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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.