Family Profiles

Original reports summarizing and analyzing nationally representative data with the goal to provide the latest analysis of U.S. families. These profiles examine topics related to the NCFMR's core research themes.

2017

  • FP-17-14
    Variation in Birth Spacing by Maternal Characteristics
  • FP-17-13
    Variation in Birth Spacing by Family Context
  • FP-17-12
    The Role of Union Dissolution & Repartnering on Health Later in Life  
  • FP-17-11
    Nonmarital Sex by Age 25: Generational Differences Between Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • FP-17-10
    Women's Experiences of Unintended Childbearing
  • FP-17-09
    Unintended Births: Variation Across Social and Demographic Characteristics
  • FP-17-08
    A Quarter Century of Change in Unintended Births
  • FP-17-07
    Generational Differences During Young Adulthood: Families and Households of Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • FP-17-06
    Generational Differences During Young Adulthood: Baby Boomers vs Millennials
  • FP-17-05
    Thirty Years of Change in Women's Premarital Cohabitation Experience
  • FP-17-04
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2014
  • FP-17-03
    Median Age at First Divorce, 2015
  • FP-17-02
    Over Twenty-five Years of Change in Cohabitation Experience in the U.S., 1987-2013
  • FP-17-01
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
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2016

  • FP-16-22
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-21
    Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-20
    Cohabitation in Middle and Later Life
  • FP-16-19
    First Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2014
  • FP-16-18
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2014
  • FP-16-17
    Marriage and Cohabitation Experiences Among Young Adults
  • FP-16-16
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 2007-2015
  • FP-16-15
    High School Seniors' Ideal Time for Marriage
  • FP-16-14
    High School Seniors' Expectations to Marry
  • FP-16-13
    High School Seniors' Attitudes on Cohabitation as a Testing Ground for Marriage
  • FP-16-12
    Attitudes towards Marital Infidelity
  • FP-16-11
    Recently Divorced Adults with Resident Minor Children
  • FP-16-10
    Over 25 Years of Change in Men's Entry into Fatherhood, 1987-2013
  • FP-16-09
    Stepfamilies in the U.S.
  • FP-16-08
    Long Term Marriage Among Older Adults, 2014
  • FP-16-07
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2014
  • FP-16-06
    Trends in Men's Economic Characteristics and Marriage
  • FP-16-05
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births: Differences by Educational Attainment
  • FP-16-04
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births: Racial/Ethnic Differences
  • FP-16-03
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births
  • FP-16-02
    Childlessness and Marital Status Among Middle-aged U.S. Adults, 1992-2012
  • FP-16-01
    Divorce Timing and Economic Well-being
  • FP-15-21
    Trends in Cohabitation: The Never Married and Previously Married, 1995-2014
  • FP-15-20
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-19
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-18
    Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-17
    Marriage in the U.S.: Twenty-five Years of Change, 1989-2014
  • FP-15-16
    Assortative Mating: Racial Homogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-15
    Assortative Mating: Educational Homogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-14
    Assortative Mating: Age Heterogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-13
    Generation X and Millennials: Attitudes About Having & Raising Children in Cohabiting Unions
  • FP-15-12
    Generation X and Millennials: Attitudes Toward Marriage & Divorce
  • FP-15-11
    Marital Stability Following Mother's 1st Marital Birth
  • FP-15-10
    Remarriage & Stepfamilies
  • FP-15-09
    Divorce Before vs. After Age 50
  • FP-15-08
    The Remarriage Rate: Geographic Variation, 2013
  • FP-15-07
    The Role of Same-Sex Marriage in the Declining U.S. Marriage Rate
  • FP-15-06
    Religiosity in U.S. Families: Single, Cohabiting, and Married Mothers
  • FP-15-05
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2013
  • FP-15-04
    Number of Children Living in Same-Sex Couple Households, 2013
  • FP-15-03
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2013
    FP-15-02
    Multiple Partner Fertility Among White Married Couples in the U.S., 1955
  • FP-15-01
    Twenty-five Years of Change in Cohabitation in the U.S., 1987-2013
  • FP-14-20
    Median Duration of 1st Marriage and the Great Recession
  • FP-14-19
    The Divorce Rate and the Great Recession
  • FP-14-18
    The Marriage Rate and the Great Recession
  • FP-14-17
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2013
  • FP-14-16
    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2012
  • FP-14-15
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2013
  • FP-14-14
    Grandparenthood in the U.S.: Prevalence of Grandparenthood Among Adults Aged 50+
  • FP-14-13
    Grandparenthood in the U.S.: Grandparents' Characteristics by Life Stage
  • FP-14-12
    Grandparenthood in the U.S.: Residence Status of Grandparents
  • FP-14-11
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2012
  • FP-14-10
    Remarriage Rate in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-09
    First Divorce Rate, 2012
  • FP-14-08
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-07
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-06
    Living Arrangements of Fathers and Their Children
  • FP-14-05
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2009
  • FP-14-04
    Trends in Motherhood Before First Marriage
  • FP-14-03
    Demographic Profile of Same-Sex Couple Households with Minor Children, 2012
  • FP-14-02
    Healthy Marriage Initiative Spending and U.S. Marriage & Divorce Rates, a State-level Analysis
  • FP-14-01
    Single, Cohabiting, & Married Households: 1995-2012
  • FP-13-20
    Change in Proportion of Childless Women, 1995-2010
  • FP-13-19
    Children's Family Structure, 2013
  • FP-13-18
    Living Alone in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-13-17
    Age Variation in the Remarriage Rate, 1990-2011 -- Featured in USA Today!
  • FP-13-16
    Diverging Destinies: Children's Family Structure Variation by Maternal Education
  • FP-13-15
    Intentions of Nonmarital First Births and Maternal Age at Birth: 2000-2010
  • FP-13-14
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-13-13
    Marriage: More than a Century of Change
  • FP-13-12
    Trends in Cohabitation: Over Twenty Years of Change, 1987-2010
  • FP-13-11
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-13-10
    Women Who Gave Birth Within the Past 12 months, 2011
  • FP-13-09
    Working Women with Children in the Household, 2011
  • FP-13-08
    Receipt of Food & Cash Assistance among Poor Children: Trends and Geographic Variation
  • FP-13-07
    Young Adults in the Parental Home and the Great Recession
  • FP-13-06
    Crossover in Median Age at First Marriage and First Birth: Thirty Years of Change (first published as FP-12-03)
  • FP-13-05
    Economic Well-being and the Great Recession: Dual Earner Married Couples in the U.S., 2006 and 2011
  • FP-13-04
    General Marriage Rate and General Divorce Rate, 2008: A Comparison of ACS & NVS Data
  • FP-13-03
    Grandchildren: Living in a Grandparent-Headed Household
  • FP-13-02
    Public Assistance Participation among U.S. Children in Poverty, 2010
  • FP-13-01
    Coresident vs. Non-Coresident Young Adults, 2011
  • FP-12-24
    Intentions and Planning Status of Births: 2000-2010
  • FP-12-23
    Single, Cohabiting, and Married Mothers in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-12-22
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 1940-2010
  • FP-12-21
    First Marriage vs. Remarriage in the U.S., 2010.
  • FP-12-20
    Women's Employment Rate, 2010
  • FP-12-19
    Women's Employment Status & Worker Classification, 2010
  • FP-12-18
    Co-Resident Grandparents: Caregivers Versus Non-Caregivers
  • FP-12-17
    Child Poverty in the United States, 2010
  • FP-12-16
    Health Insurance Coverage of U.S. Children, 2010
  • FP-12-15
    Demographic Profile of Same-Sex Parents
  • FP-12-14
    Remarriage Rate in the U.S., 2010
  • FP-12-13
    Nonresident Fathers and Child Support: Exploring Who Pays and How Much
  • FP-12-12
    Relationship Quality Among Married and Cohabiting Couples
  • FP-12-11
    Timing of First Marital Birth
  • FP-12-10
    Mothers and Fathers Exiting the Workforce in 2008
  • FP-12-09
    Fatherhood in the U.S.: The Decoupling of Marriage and Childbearing
  • FP-12-08
    Who are Nonresident Fathers? Demographic Characteristics of Nonresident Fathers
  • FP-12-07
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2010
  • FP-12-06
    Unmarried Births to Cohabiting and Single Mothers, 2005-2010
  • FP-12-05
    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2010
  • FP-12-04
    School Enrollment and Completion
  • FP-12-03
    Crossover in Median Age at First Marriage and First Birth: Thirty Years of Change
  • FP-12-02
    Nonresident Father Visitation
  • FP-12-01
    Young Men's Contact with Criminal Justice System
  • FP-11-13
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2010
    • Cited in Nijole V. Benokraitis, SOC 3, 3rd Edition (p. 229). ISBN-13: 978-1-133-93913-9.
  • FP-11-12
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2010
  • FP-11-11
    On the Road to Adulthood: Sequencing of Family Experiences
  • FP-11-10
    Fatherhood in the U.S.: Number of Children, 1987-2010
  • FP-11-09
    First Divorce Rate, 2010
  • FP-11-08
    On the Road to Adulthood: Forming Families
  • FP-11-07
    Children in Cohabiting Unions
  • FP-11-06
    Adoption Motivations Among U.S. Parents
  • FP-11-05
    Adoptive Parents in the U.S., 2007
  • FP-11-04
    Fatherhood in the U.S.: Men's Age at First Birth, 1987-2010
  • FP-11-03
    Adopted Children in the U.S., 2007
  • FP-11-02
    On the Road to Adulthood: Leaving the Parental Home
  • FP-11-01
    U.S. Families and Households: Economic Well-being
  • FP-10-08
    Same-Sex Couple Households in the U.S., 2009
  • FP-10-07
    Trends in Cohabitation: Twenty Years of Change, 1987-2008
  • FP-10-06
    First Divorces in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-10-05
    Rate of First Marriage in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-10-04
    Thirty Years of Change in Family Roles and Parenthood Attitudes, 1976-2008
  • FP-10-03
    Thirty Years of Change in Marriage and Union Formation Attitudes, 1976-2008
  • FP-10-02
    Cohabitation in the U.S., 2006-2008
  • FP-10-01
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-09-03
    Median Age at First Marriage in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-09-02
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-09-01
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2008