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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Why aren't Americans making babies?

“Every time that people decide to push back when they’re going to have their first kid or their next kid, some proportion will end up not having the child at all,” says Karen Guzzo, a sociology professor at Bowling Green State University and acting director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research. For couples who are already parents, says Guzzo, “the longer you wait to have your second or third child, the harder it is to, say, ‘Oh, I’m ready to have babies again.’ "
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MAST to present first webinar of 3-part series

Join The Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST) team as they present the first webinar of a three-part learning series: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Throughout the Evaluation Life Cycle. This first webinar, “What to Consider in the Early Days of Evaluation,” is focused on the value of and strategies for establishing effective research-practitioner partnerships for program evaluation. The emphasis is on key conversations needed for evaluation planning including managing evaluations, identifying stakeholders, examining resources and capacity, determining evaluation questions and goals, and identifying available data.  
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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.