National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR)

The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) was established in 2007 to help 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. 

This project is codirected by Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown with assistance from Bowling Green State University. Support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation from 2007 to 2013.

News and Stories

Colleagues discuss marriage and divorce in BGSU videos
link to YouTube site for video of Krista Payne and Wendy Manning on marriage/divorce rates
Watch: Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.
link to YouTube video on Divorce During Covid-19
Watch: Divorce During Covid-19
Manning & Carlson examine cohabitation trends
Fifty Years of Change in the Share of Women (19-44) Cohabiting Prior to 1st Marriage, by Marriage Cohort

In the last 50 years, the share of women who cohabited prior to marriage has increased dramatically. Between 2015 and 2019, 76% of marriages were preceded by cohabitation.

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Contact

Dr. Susan L. Brown, Co-Director
Dr. Wendy D. Manning, Co-Director
Bowling Green State University
005 Williams Hall
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Phone: 419-372-3119
Fax: 419-372-3179
Email: ncfmr@bgsu.edu

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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.