Cohabitation

  • FP-17-23
    Characteristics of Early Marriages
  • FP-17-19
    Mothers Aged 40-44 with Four or More Births
  • FP-17-16
    American Children's Family Structure: Stepparent Families
  • FP-17-15
    American Children's Family Structure: Two Biological Parent Families
  • FP-17-13
    Variation in Birth Spacing by Family Context
  • FP-17-05
    Thirty Years of Change in Women's Premarital Cohabitation Experience
  • FP-17-02
    Over Twenty-Five Years of Change in Cohabitation Experience in the U.S., 1987 - 2013
  • FP-16-20
    Cohabitation in Middle and Later Life
  • FP-16-17
    Marriage and Cohabitation Experiences Among Young Adults
  • FP-16-16
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 2007-2015
  • FP-16-13
    High School Seniors' Attitudes on Cohabitation as a Testing Ground for Marriage
  • FP-16-10
    Over 25 Years of Change in Men's Entry into Fatherhood, 1987-2013
  • FP-16-09
    Stepfamilies in the U.S.
  • FP-16-05
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births: Differences by Educational Attainment
  • FP-16-04
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births: Racial/Ethnic Differences
  • FP-16-03
    A Quarter Century Change in Nonmarital Births
  • FP-15-21
    Trends in Cohabitation: The Never Married and Previously Married, 1995-2014
  • FP-15-13
    Generation X and Millennials Attitudes About Having & Raising Children in Cohabiting Unions
  • FP-15-12
    Generation X and Millennials Attitudes Toward Marriage & Divorce
  • FP-15-06
    Religiosity in U.S. Families: Single, Cohabiting, and Married Mothers
  • FP-15-03
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2013
  • FP-15-01
    Twenty-five Years of Change in Cohabitation in the U.S., 1987-2013
  • FP-14-05
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2009
  • FP-14-01
    Single, Cohabiting, & Married Households: 1995-2012
  • FP-13-19
    Children's Family Structure, 2013
  • FP-13-16
    Diverging Destinies: Children's Family Structure Variation by Maternal Education
  • FP-13-15
    Intentions of Nonmarital First Births and Maternal Age at Birth: 2000-2010
  • FP-13-12
    Trends in Cohabitation: Over Twenty Years of Change, 1987-2010
  • FP-13-02
    Public Assistance Participation among U.S. Children in Poverty, 2010
  • FP-12-24
    Intentions and Planning Status of Births: 2000-2010
  • FP-12-23
    Single, Cohabiting, and Married Mothers in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-12-17
    Child Poverty in the United States, 2010
  • FP-12-16
    Health Insurance Coverage of U.S. Children, 2010
  • FP12-12
    Relationship Quality Among Married and Cohabiting Couples
  • FP-12-08
    Who are Nonresident Fathers? Demographic Characteristics of Nonresident Fathers
  • FP-12-06
    Unmarried Births to Cohabiting and Single Mothers, 2005-2010
  • FP-12-02
    Nonresident Father Visitation
  • FP-12-01
    On the Road to Adulthood: Young Men's Contact with Criminal Justice System
  • FP-11-11
    On the Road to Adulthood: Sequencing of Family Experiences
  • FP-11-08
    On the Road to Adulthood: Forming Families
  • FP-11-07
    Children in Cohabiting Unions
  • FP-11-05
    Adoptive Parents in the U.S., 2007
  • FP-11-01
    U.S. Families and Households: Economic Well-being
  • FP-10-08
    Same-Sex Couple Households in the U.S., 2009
  • FP-10-07
    Trends in Cohabitation: Twenty Years of Change, 1987-2008
  • FP-10-03
    Thirty Years of Change in Marriage and Union Formation Attitudes, 1976-2008
  • FP-10-02
    Cohabitation in the U.S., 2006-2008

Working Papers & Publications

  • WP-13-02
    WP-12-10
    (Revised May 2013)
    Geller, Amanda. (May 2013). "Paternal Incarceration and Father-Child Contact in Fragile Families.
    • "Published in Journal of Marriage and Family.
      • Geller, A. 2013. "Paternal Incarceration and Father-Child Contact in Fragile Families." Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(5), 1288-1303. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12056
      • Geller, A., & Garfinkle, I. 2012. Presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. (May 2012).
  • WP-11-05
    Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. (November 2011). "Couple Disagreement in Reporting on Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Outcomes."
    • Published in Social Science Research.
      • Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. 2013. "Discordance in Couples’ Reporting of Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Quality." Social Science Research." (2013), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.01.009
  • WP-11-03
    Rinelli McClain, L., & DeMaris, A. (September 2011). "A Better Deal for Cohabiting Fathers? Union Status Differences in Father Involvement." JMF Online
    • Selected as a Top 3 Finalist for the 2013 Best Research Article by a New Professional award for research advancing scholarship on men by the NCFR Men in Families Focus Group.
      • McClain, L. R., & DeMaris, A. (2013). "A better deal for cohabiting fathers? Union status differences in father involvement. Fathering." 11, 199-220.
    • Published in Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers.
      • McClain, L. R., & DeMaris, A. (2013). "A better deal for cohabiting fathers? Union status differences in father involvement." Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers. 10.3149/fth.1102.199
  • WP-10-14
    RB-09-01
    Rinelli, L. N. (October 2010). Better Parents, More Stable Partners: Union Transitions Among Cohabiting Parents.
    • Published in Journal of Marriage and Family.
      • Rinelli, L. N. 2011. "Better Parents, More Stable Partners: Union Transitions Among Cohabiting Parents." Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(5), October 2011, 889–901. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00859.x
  • WP-10-10
    Warner, T. D., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (August 2010). "Relationship Formation and Stability in Emerging Adulthood: Do Sex Ratios Matter?"
    • Published in  Social Forces.
      • Warner, T. D., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (August 2010). "Relationship Formation and Stability in Emerging Adulthood: Do Sex Ratios Matter?" Social Forces, 0(1), 269-295. doi:10.1093/sf/90.1.269
  • WP-10-05
    Seltzer, J. A., Strohm, C. Q., & Bianchi, S. M. (Updated: August 2010). "Doubling Up When Times Are Tough: A Pilot Study of Obligations to Share a Home in Response to Economic Hardship."
  • Published in Field Methods.
    • Lau, Q. C., Seltzer, J. A., & Bianchi, S. M. 2015. "The Effects of Vignette Placement on Attitudes Toward Supporting Family Members." Field Methods. 28(1), 79-91, February 2016.
    • Lau, Q. C., Seltzer, J. A., & Bianchi, S. M. 2015. "The Effects of Vignette Placement on Attitudes Toward Supporting Family Members." Field Methods. 1525822X15572801. March 3, 2015.
  • Published in  Social Science Research.
    • Seltzer, J. A., Lau, C. Q., & Bianchi, S. M. "Doubling up when times are tough: A study of obligations to share a home in response to economic hardship." Social Science Research, 41(3). May 2012. doi:org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.05.08
  • WP-10-03
    Kenney, C., & Bogle, R. (May 2010). "Money, Honey if You Want to Get Along With Me: Money Management and Union Dissolution in Marriage and Cohabitation."
  • WP-10-01
    Brown, S. L., & Kawamura, S. (January 2010). "Relationship Quality Among Cohabitors and Marrieds in Older Adulthood."
    • Published in Social Science Research.
      • Brown, S. L., & Kawamura, S. 2010. "Relationship quality among cohabitors and marrieds in older adulthood." Social Science Research, 39(5), September 2010, 777-786. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.04.010
  • WP-09-14
    Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (December 2009). "The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans: 1980-present."
  • WP-09-13
    Manning, W. D., Cohen, J. A., Smock, P. J., & Ostgaard, G. (October 2009). "Dating Couples' Views about Cohabitation: The Role of Social Context."
  • RB-09-02
    Trella, D. (2009, October). "Relationship Smarts: Assessment of an Adolescent Relationship Education Program."
  • WP-09-10
    Giordano, P. C., Flanigan, C. M., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (September 2009). "Developmental Shifts in the Character of Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to Early Adulthood."
    • Published in National Symposium on Family Issues: Early Adulthood in a Family Context (2012) Volume 2, 2012, DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-1436-0 as part of the 18th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues with Penn State and NCFMR.
  • WP-08-01
    Rinelli, L. N. (October 2008). Cohabitation: Parents following in their Children’s Footsteps? Forthcoming in the May issue of Sociological Inquiry.  
  • RB-09-01
    Rinelli, L. (2009). The Coparenting Relationship: Key to Strengthening Fragile Families.

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Research Briefs

  • RB-09-01
    Rinelli, L. (2009). The Coparenting Relationship: Key to Strengthening Fragile Families.

 

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Conference Posters and Presentations

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    Balistreri, K., Manning, W., & Brown, S. (2009). New Family Measures: An Examination of Direct Measures of Cohabitation and Parent Pointers. Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI (April/May).
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    Cohen, J. A. (2011). Childbearing After First Marriage Dissolution: Does Union Status Matter? Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (March/April).
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    Cohen, J. A. (2010). Fertility Intentions Following First Marriage Dissolution: Does Union Status Matter?  Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (April) and at the 2010 Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green, OH (April).
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    Krivickas, K. (2010). The Role of Father's Masculinity on Relationship Transition. Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (April).
  • Paper Forthcoming
    Rinelli, L. N. (2010). The Role of Father Involvement and Coparenting in the Relationship Quality of Cohabiting and Married Parents. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Atlanta, GA (August).
  • View Poster
    Rinelli, L. N. (2009). Supportiveness, Father Involvement, & Coparenting: Union Transitions Among Cohabiting Parents. Poster presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI (April/May).
     

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