NCFMR in the News

NCFMR research topics are wide-ranging and diverse. To further our reach, NCFMR Co-Directors, NCFMR/BGSU Research Affiliates, students, and staff participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars across the country, sharing policy-relevant research on American families with practitioners, fellow researchers, and policy makers.  Disseminated as working papers, publications, data resources, and presentations, our research often garners national attention.
Karen Guzzo and Bart Stykes' research finds about 26% of marriages include stepchildren
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Using NSFG data, Karen Guzzo, associate professor of sociology and associate director of the CFDR, and Bart Stykes, former graduate research assistant, found "63% of women who remarry come into blended families, with half of those involving stepchildren who live with the new couple..."
Nationally, the divorce rate has declined, according to statistics compiled by the NCFMR

Wendy Manning tells Portland Press Herald...

Some experts and researchers think one reason for lower divorce rates is that people are getting married older, and hopefully, wiser. That’s coupled with the fact that there is less pressure today to get married for the express purpose of having a family. And people certainly don’t feel like they have to get married to have sex, as people might have a couple of generations ago.
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Generation Z defined by diversity
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From left: Toledo Early College students DeNaijia Wesley, Grace Garand, Sarah Sahmarani and Camden Miller
Dr. Krista Payne tells The Blade that Generation Z is the "most racially diverse generation we have ever seen." Fourteen percent ages 12-22 have foreign-born parents, compared to 7% among Millennials at same age.
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Manning and Brown Reflect on Decade of Changes in Family Research

WBGUTV The Journal's Steve Kendall discusses the past decade of research with the BGSU National Center for Family & Marriage Research's Drs. Susan Brown and Wendy Manning.

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NCFMR Codirectors Wendy Manning and Susan Brown
“There’s a lot of trends that are ongoing that make this an especially exciting time to be studying the American family,” Wendy Manning, a distinguished research professor, said. Susan Brown added that the center prides itself on measuring the increasingly complex social context in which people live, “That’s one of our contributions.”

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Manning dishes about the dating scene with The Toledo Blade
"...marriage rates are rising in Lucas County, while in other parts of the country — rates are stagnant or falling. People who start off single here might have more luck finding a long-term mate than they would elsewhere."
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