Divorce and Separation

Original Data

  • FP-17-24
    Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2016
  • FP-17-20
    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990 & 2015
  • FP-17-18
    Twenty-Five-Year Trends in Living Alone in the U.S., 1990 & 2015
  • FP-17-12
    The Role of Union Dissolution & Repartnering on Health Later in Life 
  • FP-17-03
    Median Age at First Divorce, 2015
  • FP-17-01
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-21
    Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-19
    First Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2014
  • FP-16-16
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 2007-2015
  • FP-16-11
    Recently Divorced Adults with Resident Minor Children
  • FP-16-09
    Stepfamilies in the U.S.
  • FP-16-01
    Divorce Timing and Economic Well-being
  • FP-15-21
    Trends in Cohabitation: The Never Married and Previously Married, 1995-2014
  • FP-15-19
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-18
    Divorce Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-12
    Generation X and Millennials Attitudes Toward Marriage & Divorce
  • FP-15-11
    Marital Stability Following Mother's 1st Marital Birth
  • FP-15-09
    Divorce Before vs. After Age 50
  • FP-14-19
    The Divorce Rate and the Great Recession
  • FP-14-17
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2013
  • FP-14-16
    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2012
  • FP-14-11
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2012
  • FP-14-11
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2012
  • FP-14-07
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-06
    Living Arrangements of Fathers and Their Children
  • FP-14-02
    Healthy Marriage Initiative Spending and U.S. Marriage & Divorce Rates, a State-level Analysis
  • FP-13-20
    Change in Proportion of Childless Women, 1995-2010
  • FP-13-14
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2011
  • FP-13-13
    Marriage: More than a Century of Change
  • FP-13-10
    Women Who Gave Birth Within the Past 12 Months, 2011
  • FP-13-09
    Working Women with Children in the Household, 2011
  • FP-13-04
    General Marriage Rate and General Divorce Rate, 2008: A Comparison of ACS & NVS Data
  • FP-13-01
    Coresident vs. Non-Coresident Young Adults, 2011
  • FP-12-20
    Women's Employment Rate, 2010
  • FP-12-14
    Remarriage Rate in the U.S., 2010
  • FP-12-13
    Nonresident Fathers and Child Support: Exploring Who Pays and How Much
  • FP-12-05
    Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2010
  • FP-12-02
    Nonresident Father Visitation
  • FP-11-13
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2010
  • FP-11-09
    First Divorce Rate, 2010
  • FP-11-08
    On the Road to Adulthood: Forming Families
  • FP-11-01
    U.S. Families and Households: Economic Well-being
  • FP-10-06
    First Divorces in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-10-01
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2008
  • FP-09-02
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2008

Working Papers & Publications

  • WP-13-03
    Brown, Susan L., & Lin, I-Fen. (July 2013). "The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce among Middle-aged and Older Adults, 1990-2010."
  • WP-11-02
    Bulanda, J. R., Yamashita, T., & Brown, J. S. (2011, June). "“And They All Lived Happily Ever After”? Marital Quality, Marital Dissolution, and Mortality."
  • WP-11-01
    Schmeer, K. K. (2011, February). "Early Childhood Economic Disadvantage and the Health of Hispanic Children."
    • Published in Social Science & Medicine.
      • Schmeer, K. K. (2012). "Early childhood economic disadvantage and the health of Hispanic children." Social Science & Medicine. Volume 75, Issue 8, October 2012, Pp. 1523-1530.
  • P-10-06
    Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key C. (2011). Does Homeownership Affect Relationship Stability?: Evidence from an Event History Analysis
    • Published in Newswise.
      • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. "The Effect of Marital Status on Homeownership Among Low-Income Households." March 5, 2013.
    • Published in Journal of Urban Affairs.
      • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. 2011. Journal of Urban Affairs, 33(3). March 24, 2011, 50-66 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00549.x
    • Cited in Brookings.
      • "Journal: Start children early for financial success."
    • Cited in Journal of Consumer Affairs.
      • "Renters fared worse than homeowners during the Great Recession."
    • Published in Social Service Review.
      • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. "The Effect of Marital Status on Home Ownership among Low-Income Households." Social Service Review, 85(3), 475-503. September 2011. doi: 10.1086/662166
  • 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-10-03
    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-09-14
    Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (December 2009). "The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans: 1980-present."
  • WP-09-11
    Cavanagh, S., & Sullivan, K. (September 2009). "Family Instability, Early Social Competence, and Later Romantic Activity in Adolescence."
  • WP-09-08 
    RB-09-03
    Fomby, P., & Sennott, C. A. (July 2009). "Family Structure Instability and Residential and School Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents' Behavior. Forthcoming in Social Science Research."
    • Published in Social Science Research.
      • "Family Structure Instability and Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents' Problem Behavior." (2013). Social Science Research, January 2013, Volume 42, Issue 1, Pp. 186-201.   
  • WP-09-06
    Heard, H. E. (July 2009). "Family Instability and Adolescent Educational Success: The Accumulation and Timing of Family Transitions Across Childhood."
  • WP-09-05
    RB-09-04
    Fomby, P., Mollborn, S., & Sennott, C. A. (July 2009). "Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Effect of Family Instability on Adolescents' Behavior."
    • Published in Journal of Marriage and Family.
      • Published as "Race/Ethnic Differences in Effects of Family Instability on Adolescents' Risk Behavior." Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(2), 234-253; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00696.x 

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Conference Posters and Presentations

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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) 2010 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (April) and at the 2010 Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium, Bowling Green, OH (April).
  • Paper Forthcoming
    Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. (2010). The Influence of Homeownership on Marriage and Divorce: A Propensity Score Analysis. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA (August).
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    Jackson, S. L. (2009). Marital Status in the U.S., 2008: Variations by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity. Poster presented at the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) Conference, Bowling Green, OH (November).

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