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.
Susan Brown talks with Washington Post about marital status and cancer treatment

"If you're single with cancer, you may get less aggressive treatment than a married person"
Washington Post

Check out research by Matthew R. Wright (PhD '18) and Susan L. Brown examining depression, loneliness, and psychological well-being. Is it possible for one to live alone yet maintain a large supportive social network?

"Psychological Well-being Among Older Adults: The Role of Partnership Status"
Journal of Marriage and Family

Wright Brown article
Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of Sociology Susan L. Brown with Assistant Professor (Arkansas State University) Matthew R. Wright ('17)
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Shifting family formation patterns in Millennials examined
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Forming a family by having a child or living with a romantic partner (especially in marriage) is considered a marker of adulthood. However, young adults’ experiences of family formation behaviors have shifted over time.

In this series of profiles, Graduate Research Assistant Paul Hemez examines characteristics of young adulthood using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) data.

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Karen Guzzo on increase in births to white single moms

Throughout America, according to The Inquirer Daily News, white workers have suffered stagnation or declines in wages and status over the last 30 years, thanks to downsizing, outsourcing, and automation that have led to the loss of well-paying, blue-collar jobs. The humming economy is not delivering for many working-class people, experts say.

It's becoming harder for whites to make it. What's happening to them is what happened to disadvantaged minorities decades ago, said Guzzo.
Unmarried Mothers & Poverty in Phily bar chart

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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.