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.
News and Notes Winter 2018 - 2019 edition released
News and Notes helps to keep you informed about current NCFMR activities and research findings. We also announce funding and research opportunities and provide registration information and dates for conferences and workshops and catalogue the most recent publications.
Millennials view cohabitation and marriage differently than other generations
More millennials are cohabitating before marriage — a sixfold increase from their parents' generation, citing data analyzed by sociologist Wendy Manning. Millennials are also waiting longer to get married, she reported.
Millennial couples buying homes before they get married are making a risky move that shows how different they really are from their parents
Albany Times Union
ABC News asks: What factors are driving 30-year low fertility rates?
Dr. Karen Guzzo, associate director of the CFDR, said a number of factors contribute to the decline: economic uncertainty, student loan debt, lack of paid family leave policies and the high cost of childcare in many areas.
Fertility rates hit 30-year low as Americans aren't having enough babies to replace themselves, new study shows
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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.