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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#ItsOver: Going Through a Divorce on Social Media

Distinguished Research Professor Wendy Manning tells The Wall Street Journal, “When I ask partners who cohabit why they don’t get married, they’ll often say that it’s so they won’t get divorced.”
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Figure 4. Geographic Variation of Women’s Gray Divorce Rate, 2017 FP-19-20

Family Profiles

Original reports summarizing and analyzing nationally representative data with the goal to provide the latest analysis of U.S. families. These profiles examine topics related to the NCFMR's core research themes.
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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.