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.
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Share of births to unmarried mothers more than doubles
Compared to births in the early 1980s, the share of births to unmarried mothers occurring from 2005-2009 had more than doubled from 21% to 43%.
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Are people waiting longer to get married now than in the past?
Wendy Manning discusses reasons for the low divorce rate with "The Show."
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Median age at 1st divorce at 45-year highpoint in 2015
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Lydia Anderson, graduate research assistant, finds the median age at first divorce for men and women in 2015 was 41.2 and 39.7 respectively...a 45-year highpoint.
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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.