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.
Karen Guzzo discusses factors driving 30-year low fertility rates with ABC News
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Dr. Karen Guzzo, associate director of the CFDR, said a number of factors contribute to the decline: economic uncertainty, student loan debt, lack of paid family leave policies and the high cost of childcare in many areas.
Fertility rates hit 30-year low as Americans aren't having enough babies to replace themselves, new study shows
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Parents again? Two-thirds of grandparent-led families are middle class
While 17% of children living with two grandparents (with no parents present) live in poverty, that figure is 48% for children living just with Grandma, according to the NCFMR.
Parents Again:
The Growing Number of Americans Raising Their Grandkids
The Guardian
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Reba Senior brushes the hair of her granddaughter Lydia at their home in Oregon. Reba adopted her son’s daughters in 2015 after they were put in foster care. Photograph: Leah Nash for the Guardian
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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.