NCFMR in the News
Karen Guzzo and Bart Stykes' research finds about 26% of marriages include stepchildren
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.
Generation Z defined by diversity
From left: Toledo Early College students DeNaijia Wesley, Grace Garand, Sarah Sahmarani and Camden Miller
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.”
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."