Marriage

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Family Profiles

  • FP-20-21
    Marriage: More than a Century of Change, 1900-2018
  • FP-20-19
    First Marriage vs Remarriage: Demographic Characteristics
  • FP-20-16
    Median Duration of Marriages in the U.S., 2018
  • FP-20-15
    Married & Living Apart Together
  • FP-20-14
    Fatherhood in the U.S.: The Decoupling of Marriage and Childbearing
  • FP-20-10
    Distributions of Age at Remarriage, 1960-2018
  • FP-20-09
    Distributions of Age at First Marriage, 1960-2018
  • FP-20-01
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2018
  • FP-19-27
    Marriage to Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Demographic Variation, 2018
  • FP-19-24
    Marriage to Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2018
  • FP-19-22
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2018
  • FP-19-17
    The Retreat from Remarriage, 1950-2017
  • FP-19-16
    Family Formation Experiences: Women’s Median Ages at First Marriage and First Birth, 1979 & 2016
  • FP-19-15
    Family Formation Experiences: Shares of Women Who Married and Had a Birth, 1979 & 2016
  • FP-19-14
    Marriage by the Numbers
  • FP-19-12
    High School Seniors’ Ideal Time for Marriage, 2017
  • FP-19-11
    High School Seniors’ Expectations to Marry, 2017
  • FP-19-10
    High School Seniors’ Attitudes Toward Cohabitation as a Testing Ground for Marriage, 2017
  • FP-19-07
    Median Age at First Marriage: Geographic Variation, 2017
  • FP-19-06
    Median Age at First Marriage, 1990 & 2017
  • FP-19-05
    Age Variation in the First Marriage Rate, 1990 & 2017
  • FP-19-04
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 2007-2018
  • FP-19-03
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2017
  • FP-18-24
    Young Adulthood: Sequencing of Union Experiences Relative to First Birth
  • FP-18-23
    Young Adulthood: Number & Type of Family Formation Events
  • FP-18-22
    Young Adulthood: Cohabitation, Birth, and Marriage Experiences
  • FP-18-20
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2017
  • FP-18-18
    Homogamy in U.S. Marriages, 2016
  • FP-18-17
    Marriage: More than a Century of Change
  • FP-18-14
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2016
  • FP-18-13
    Attitudes Towards Births Outside of Marriage, 1988 & 2012
  • FP-18-11
    Job Satisfaction and Interference with Family Life Among Mothers and Fathers
  • FP-18-08
    Characteristics of First Time Mothers Aged 40 and Older
  • FP-18-06
    Fathers with Resident Minor Children, 2016
  • FP-18-04
    Grandparents' Characteristics by Age
  • FP-18-03
    Prevalence of Grandparenthood in the U.S.
  • FP-17-25
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2016
  • FP-17-23
    Characteristics of Early Marriages
  • FP-17-22
    Crossover in the Median Age at First Marriage and First Birth: Thirty-Five Years of Change
  • 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-17-12
    The Role of Union Dissolution & Repartnering on Health Later in Life 
  • FP-17-07
    Generational Differences During Young Adulthood: Families and Households of Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • FP-17-05
    Thirty Years of Change in Women's Premarital Cohabitation Experience
  • FP-17-03
    Median Age at First Divorce, 2015
  • FP-17-01
    Marriage-to-Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-22
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2015
  • FP-16-20
    Cohabitation in Middle and Later Life
  • FP-16-18
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2014
  • FP-16-17
    Marriage and Cohabitation Experiences Among Young Adults
  • FP-16-16
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 2007-2015
  • FP-16-15
    High School Seniors' Ideal Time for Marriage
  • FP-16-14
    High School Seniors' Expectations to Marry
  • FP-16-13
    High School Seniors' Attitudes on Cohabitation as a Testing Ground for Marriage
  • FP-16-12
    Attitudes towards Marital Infidelity
  • FP-16-11
    Recently Divorced Adults with Resident Minor Children
  • 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-16-08
    Long-term Marriage among Older Adults, 2014
  • FP-16-07
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2014
  • FP-16-06
    Trends in Men's Economic Characteristics and Marriage
  • FP-16-02
    Childlessness and Marital Status Among Middle-aged U.S. Adults, 1992-2012
  • FP-15-21
    Trends in Cohabitation: The Never Married and Previously Married, 1995-2014
  • FP-15-20
    Marriage Rate in the U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014
  • FP-15-17
    Marriage in the U.S.: Twenty-five Years of Change, 1989-2014
  • FP-15-16
    Assortative Mating: Racial Homogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-15
    Assortative Mating: Educational Homogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-14
    Assortative Mating: Age Heterogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014
  • FP-15-12
    Generation X and Millennials Attitudes Toward Marriage & Divorce
  • FP-15-08
    The Remarriage Rate: Geographic Variation, 2013
  • FP-15-07
    The Role of Same-Sex Marriage in the Declining U.S. Marriage Rate
  • FP-15-06
    Religiosity in U.S. Families: Single, Cohabiting, and Married Mothers
  • FP-15-05
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2013
  • FP-15-02
    Multiple Partner Fertility Among White Married Couples in the U.S., 1955
  • FP-15-01
    Twenty-five Years of Change in Cohabitation in the U.S., 1987-2013
  • FP-14-18
    The Marriage Rate and the Great Recession
  • FP-14-17
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2013
  • FP-14-15
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2013
  • FP-14-11
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2012
  • FP-14-10
    Remarriage Rate in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-08
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-07
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2012
  • FP-14-06
    Living Arrangements of Fathers and Their Children
  • FP-14-05
    Trends in Births to Single and Cohabiting Mothers, 1980-2009
  • FP-14-04
    Trends in Motherhood Before First Marriage
  • FP-14-02
    Healthy Marriage Initiative Spending and U.S. Marriage & Divorce Rates, a State-level Analysis
  • FP-14-01
    Single, Cohabiting, and Married Households, 1995-2012
  • FP-13-20
    Change in Proportion of Childless Women, 1995-2010
  • FP-13-19
    Children's Family Structure, 2013    
  • FP-13-17
    Age Variation in the Remarriage Rate, 1990-2011    
  • FP-13-16
    Diverging Destinies: Children's Family Structure Variation by Maternal Education
  • FP-13-14
    Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2011    
  • FP-13-13
    Marriage: More than a Century of Change  
  • FP-13-12
    Trends in Cohabitation: Over Twenty Years of Change, 1987-2010    
  • FP-13-11
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2011    
  • 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-13-05
    Economic Well-being and the Great Recession: Dual Earner Married Couples in the U.S., 2006 and 2011    
  • FP-13-04
    General Marriage Rate and General Divorce Rate, 2008: A Comparison of ACS & NVS Data    
  • 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-12-22
    Young Adults in the Parental Home, 1940-2010    
  • FP-12-21
    First Marriage vs. Remarriage in the U.S., 2010    
  • FP-12-20
    Women's Employment Rate, 2010    
  • FP-12-18
    Co-Resident Grandparents: Caregivers Versus Non-Caregivers    
  • FP-12-17
    Child Poverty in the United States, 2010    
  • FP-12-16
    Health Insurance Coverage of U.S. Children, 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-12-12
    Relationship Quality Among Married and Cohabiting Couples    
  • FP-12-11
    Timing of First Marital Birth    
  • FP-12-09
    Fatherhood in the U.S.: The Decoupling of Marriage and Childbearing    
  • FP-12-08
    Who are Nonresident Fathers? Demographic Characteristics of Nonresident Fathers    
  • FP-12-07
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2010    
  • FP-12-03
    Crossover in Median Age at First Marriage and First Birth: Thirty Years of Change    
  • FP-12-02
    Nonresident Father Visitation    
  • FP-12-01
    Young Men's Contact with Criminal Justice System    
  • FP-11-13
    Marital Duration at Divorce, 2010    
  • FP-11-12
    First Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2010    
  • FP-11-11
    Sequencing of Family Experiences    
  • FP-11-08
    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-10-05
    Rate of First Marriage in the U.S., 2008    
  • FP-10-03
    Thirty Years of Change in Marriage and Union Formation Attitudes, 1976-2008    
  • FP-10-01
    Marital Status in the U.S., 2008    
  • FP-09-03
    Median Age at First Marriage in the U.S., 2008    
  • FP-09-01
    Marriage Rate in the U.S., 2008
  • Brown, S. L. (2010). "Marriage and Child Well-Being: Research and Policy Perspectives."
  • WP-10-01
    Brown, S. L., & Kawamura, S. (2010, January). "Relationship Quality Among Cohabitors and Marrieds in Older Adulthood."
    • 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-10-11
    Burdette, A. M., Haynes, S., & Ellison, C. G. (2011). "Religion, Race/Ethnicity, and Barriers to Marriage Among Working-Age Adults."
    • Burdette, A. M., Haynes, S., & Ellison, C. G. (2012). "Religion, Race/Ethnicity, and Perceived Barriers to Marriage among Working-Age Adults." Sociology of Religion, 73(4), 429-451; doi:10.1093/socrel/srr053
  • WP-10-06
    Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. (2010). "The Effect of Marital Status on Homeownership Among Low-Income Households."
    • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. "The Effect of Marital Status on Homeownership Among Low-Income Households." Newswise. March 5, 2013.
    • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Yeo, Y., Anacker, K., Van Zandt, S., Freeze, E. B., & Quercia, R. G. (2011). Journal of Urban Affairs, 33(3). March 24, 2011, 50-66; doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00549.x
    • Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). "Journal: Start children early for financial success." Brookings.
    • Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Sherraden, M. S. "Renters fared worse than homeowners during the Great Recession." Journal of Consumer Affairs.
    • Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. (2011). "The Effect of Marital Status on Home Ownership among Low-Income Households." Social Service Review, 85(3), 475-503. doi: 10.1086/662166
  • WP-11-05
    Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. (2011). "Couple Disagreement in Reporting on Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Outcomes."
    • Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. 2013. "Discordance in Couples’ Reporting of Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Quality." Social Science Research, 42(4): 1143-1155, doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.01.009
  • WP-10-12
    Hurt, T. R. (October 2010). "Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Meaning of Marriage Among Black Men."
    • Hurt, T. R. 2014. "Black men and the decision to marry." Marriage & Family Review, Pp 447-479. doi:10.1080/01494929.2014.905816
    • Hurt, T. R., McElroy, S. E., Sheats, K. J., Landor, A., & Bryant, C. M. 2014. "Married Black men's opinions as to why Black women are disproportionately single. Personal Relationships, 21(1), 88-109. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12019
    • Hurt, T.R. 2013. "Toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of marriage among Black men." Journal of Family Issues, 34(7), 859-884. doi: 10.1177/0192513X12451737
    • Paper presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Minneapolis, MN; and at a Child and Family Development Department Monthly Graduate Student Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
      • Hurt, T. R. (2010). "Toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of marriage among African American men." (part of a panel "Issues Associated With Dating and Marriage Among African Americans").
  • WP-10-03
    Kenney, C., & Bogle, R. (2010). "Money, Honey if You Want to Get Along With Me: Money Management and Union Dissolution in Marriage and Cohabitation."
  • Lee, G. R., & Payne, K. K. (2010).
    • Lee, G. R., & Payne, K. K. (2010). "Changing marriage patterns since 1970: What's going on, and why?" Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41(4), 537-555.    
  • WP-09-09
    Mahoney, A., & Hernandez, K. M. (2009). "Sex through a Sacred Lens: The Longitudinal Effects of the Sanctification of Marital Sexuality. "  
  • WP-09-14
    Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (2009). "The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans: 1980-present."
    • Manning, W. D., & Brown, S. L. (2011). "The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans, 1980-Present: A Family Change Approach." Handbook of Sociology of Aging, Pp. 193-2010.
  • WP-09-02
    Manning, W. D., Gulbis, A., Trella, D., & Lyons, H. (2009). ""Ain't Nobody in My Family Married": Social Context and Marital Social Capital."
  • WP-10-16
    Perry, A. R. (2010). "African American Men and Marriage: The Influence of Attitudes and Life Events."
  • WP-10-14
    Rinelli, L. N. (2010). "Better Parents, More Stable Partners: Union Transitions Among Cohabiting Parents."
    • Rinelli, L. N. (2011)."Better Parents, More Stable Partners: Union Transitions Among Cohabiting Parents." Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(5):889–901. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00859.x
  • WP-11-03
    Rinelli McClain, L., & DeMaris, A. (2011). "A Better Deal for Cohabiting Fathers? Union Status Differences in Father Involvement."
    • 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.
    • 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. 
  • WP-10-10
    Warner, T. D., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (2010). "Relationship Formation and Stability in Emerging Adulthood: Do Sex Ratios Matter?"
    • Warner, T. D., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (2011). "Relationship Formation and Stability in Emerging Adulthood: Do Sex Ratios Matter?" Social Forces, 90(1): 269-295. doi:10.1093/sf/90.1.269   

Question Crosswalks

Research Briefs

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

Conference Presentations and Posters

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    Burton, L. (2010). Poverty, Marriage, and Trust: New Insights for Policymakers. Poster presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Coalition for the National Science Funding (CNSF Exhibit), Washington, DC (April).    
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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 2010 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (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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    Halpern-Meekin, S. (2010). Building us up stronger: Unmarried parents' experiences in a relationship and marriage education program. Poster presented at the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, Washington, DC (June).    
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    Jackson, S. (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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    Kawamura, S. (2010). Marriage Intentions Among Never Married Japanese Individuals. Poster presented at the Population Association of America 2010 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (April).    
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    Krivickas, K. (2010). The Role of Father's Masculinity on Relationship Transitions. Poster presented at the Population Association of America 2010 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (April).      
  • 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).    
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    White, J. L. (2009). Median Age of Marriage: Differences by Gender and Educational Attainment. Poster presented at the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) Conference, Bowling Green, OH (November).
     

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