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.
Increase in age at 1st marriage outpaces increase in age at 1st birth, 1980-2016

 

Between 1980 and 2016, women's median age at first marriage rose 25%, while women's median age at first birth increaed by 18%.
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NCFMR Celebrates 10 Years!

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The National Center for Marriage Research was established on September 25, 2007. Now known as the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, the team of staff, students, and affiliates has grown the Center's data resources more than 10-fold over the years. We also maintain a strong web and social media presence. Be sure to visit us on Twitter and Facebook as well as the website where we continue to provide you with access to cutting-edge scholarship on family structure and well-being.

 

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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.