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.

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Number of children ever born among women aged 40-44

Union status and childbearing are closely linked, but this relationship is often impacted by delays of union formation and fertility. In one of our new March profiles, we analyze current union status & number of children ever born among women aged 40-44.
Family Profile No. 03, 2020

Family size remains steady in spite of falling birth rates

This profile examines trends in the distribution of children ever born (one, two, three, or four or more) for women aged 40-44 for the overall population and by race-ethnicity and education.said Susan L. Brown, chair of sociology at Bowling Green State. "It's almost like a luxury good that's attainable only by the people who have the highest resources in society."
Family Profile No. 04, 2020

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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.