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

Manning and Payne find divorce shortfalls in 5-state study
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Research by Drs. Wendy D. Manning and Krista K. Payne finds drops in marriage and divorce rates across five states due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marriage rate falls while cohabitation rate climbs
Twenty-five Years of Change in the Share of Women (18-49) Who Ever Married by Age at Interview
Using data from the 1995 and 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS), our most recent family profile examines 25 years of change in marriage among women aged 18-49.

Marriage in the U.S.: Twenty-five Years of Change, 1995-2020 (FP-20-29)

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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.