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

U.S. sees steady decline in marriage rate
brown circular shape with colorful text that states, Just Say Yes AgainAlthough nearly half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, the remarriage rate has been steadily declining. Our newest Family Profile examines remarriage rate trajectories by gender, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment.
New profile examines proportion of adults in 1st vs remarriage
two-tone bar chart comparing 1st vs remarriagesUsing 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates, we examine what proportion of adults are in a first marriage versus a remarriage. We also investigate marriage order among currently married adults by age, education, and race/ethnicity.
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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.