The marriage premium — economic and otherwise Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary writes on the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies report, "For Richer, For Poorer: How Family Sturctures Economic Success in America." Read more. Download the report.
Dr. Scott Stanley, author of a report, "Sliding vs. Deciding," joins The Daily Circuit to talk about how our relationship choices (or lack thereof) affect our marriages. Isabel Sawhill, co-director of the Center on Children and Families at The Brookings Institution, also joins the discussion to talk about adding children to the mix and how […]
A new set of performance measures for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees have been proposed. An additional set of instruments for a cross-site evaluation with a subset of grantees have been proposed as well. Please see a short overview at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/11/06/2014-26320/proposed-information-collection-activity-comment-request. This notice has information on how to request a document containing all proposed […]
The Census Bureau recently announced plans to remove from its annual American Community Survey several questions about respondents’ marital history. To non-experts, that may sound like an insignificant change to an irrelevant study—but according to scholars who study marriage and divorce, it’s actually a big deal. Read post at Family Studies Blog. Proposed […]
LIVE WEBCAST — Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy When: Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT Where: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014/12/01-show-me-evidence-social-policy Join the conversation on Twitter at #ShowMeEvidence. From its earliest days, the Obama administration developed six domestic policy initiatives that incorporated evidence of […]
Memorizing the table of elements or the anaerobic process might help you on a couple tests, but learning how to be a good romantic partner is a skill set that serves people their whole lives. Yet love is a topic that has gone missing from American school curricula. Dr. Richard Weissbourd, a child and family […]
New OPRE report provides detailed summaries of major research investments by OPRE’s Division of Family Strengthening (DFS) along with brief overviews of past projects. Link to OPRE site. | Resource available on NHMRC.
Bigger Weddings, Fewer Partners, Less ‘Sliding’ Linked to Better Marriages The latest National Marriage Project report, co-authored by psychologists Galena K. Rhoades and Scott M. Stanley, explores the association between premarital experiences and post-marital quality among today’s young adults. Link to full report News outlet responses: Deseret News USA Today […]