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Co-Directors Susan L. Brown and Wendy D. Manning and Social Science Data Analyst Krista K. Payne specialize in research on the effects of family structure and processes on the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and community. Our spokespeople are available to provide their expertise on a variety of topicsĀ such as:
  • Cohabitation
  • Marriage
  • Divorce


  • Co-Director, NCFMR
  • Chair and Distinguished Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Divorce, Family, Demography, Aging

  • Co-Director, NCFMR
  • Director, Center for Family and Demographic Research
  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology
  • Dr. Howard E. and Penny Daum Aldrich Distinguished Professor

Expertise: Family, Cohabitation, Marriage, Same-Gender Relationships

  • Social Science Data Analyst
Expertise: Family Demography, Young Adulthood, Marriage, Divorce
  • Child Well-being
  • Adolescent Relationships
  • Parenting Across the Life Course
  • Childbearing
  • Family Change
  • Gender
Recent Publications
Families in America

By Susan L. Brown

Contact Us

National Center for Family & Marriage Research

Williams Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Fax: 419.372.3179

Updated: 05/03/2024 02:30PM