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.
Variation in birth spacing associated with maternal and child health
Our two new companion profiles, authored by Karen Guzzo, explore the link between the length of time between births and the well-being of mothers and children.
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Median Spacing for Second & Third Births by Union Status at Prior Birth, 2013
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Susan Brown's Families  in America explores family diversity

Susan Brown

Congratulations to Susan L. Brown whose new book Families in America was published by the University of California Press. Brown's book, which probes significant shifts in the definition of family, is available August 1.

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copy today!    

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Traditional milestones are no longer
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Years ago, many young adults followed the traditional path of marriage after graduating. Wendy Manning said recent data suggest that people aren’t avoiding marriage altogether — they’re simply delaying it. And in many cases, that may be a positive.

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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.