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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.

The Role of Same-Sex Marriage in the Declining U.S. Marriage Rate (FP-15-07)

Researchers Wendy D. Manning, Krista K. Payne, Bart Stykes, and Susan L. Brown address the legalization of same-sex marriage and its link to the downward trajectory of the marriage rate.

The marriage rate was 50% higher 40 years ago and has declined in almost every state (between 2000 & 2012) except three. Continue reading...
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Change in U.S. Crude Marriage Rate and State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage, 1970-2013
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BGSU Posters and Papers 

 


Mahoney
, Lamidi, Payne research team finds married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers
 

Does being married bring you closer to God?
Deseret National News

 

Brown recognized as "...an exceptionally productive research scholar..."

Susan L. Brown named Professor of Research Excellence

Susan is an all-around dynamic leader in several academic disciplines and a faculty leader at BGSU, said her nominators.
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Professor of Research Excellence Susan L. Brown accepts award from BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey

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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.