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Reseach & Culture: Asian and Pacific Islanders

The following resources were compiled by the NHMRC to serve as a reference for practitioners, marriage and family researchers, advocates, and other professionals interested in learning more about marriage and  Asian and Pacific Islanders.These resources are intended to provide an introduction to the cultural population and highlight information on marriage in that cultural population. These […]

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Stepfamilies – Collection By Topic

  Stepfamilies:  Trends, Social Implications & Sources of Support A stepfamily is defined as a family unit in which there is an adult couple and at least one has a child from a previous relationship (Cherlin, 1992).  There are three major reasons to devote particular attention to stepfamilies.  First, remarriages are about half of the […]

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OFA Grantee Collection By Topic

  OFA-FUNDED HEALTHY MARRIAGE GRANTEE SPECIAL COLLECTION Table of Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations Definitions Introduction Meta-Analysis Program Design, Delivery, and Implementation Special Populations Married Unmarried Remarried/Stepfamilies Adolescents/Young Adults Minorities Appendix A: Standards for research rigor for works not published in peer-reviewed journals Acronyms and Abbreviations ACF – Administration for Children and Families  DHHS – Department […]

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Expectant Couples Collection By Topic

EXPECTANT COUPLES SPECIAL COLLECTION—NHMRC Table of Contents: I. Introduction II. Demographic Data on Expectant Couples III. Research on the Adjustment to Parenthood: Changing Responsibilities and Relationship Quality IV. Programs for Expectant Couples – Tips for Practitioners, Research, and Reviews V.  Resources for Practitioners and Expectant Couples to Sustain a Healthy Relationship During the Transition to […]

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In the Military: Relationships and Marriage Collection by Topic

Thousands of men and women of the U.S. military and Reserve protect the freedoms of American citizens at home and abroad. About 55 percent, or over 754,000 active duty military personnel, are married. This represents a sizable population that merits attention from the marriage and relationship education field. Some of the strengths often associated with […]

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Marriage and Divorce Related Statistics Collection by Topic

Table of Contents Introduction Definitions and Acronyms Emergence of Public Interest in Marriage and Divorce Statistics and Family Trends Government and Academic Reports Historical Trends in Family Formation Recent Statistics and Trends in Family Formation Data on Family Formation According to Race/Ethnicity Collection and Quality of Divorce and Marriage Statistics at National, State and Local […]

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Marriage, Relationships and Health

The aims of this broad collection are to help readers understand the findings of soundly conducted research about what is currently known about this subject, to stimulate additional high quality research to fill in the gaps, and to encourage the design and testing of innovative interventions in health care. We wish to thank the participants […]

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Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE): Research on Effectiveness and Implementation Collection by Topic

Table of Contents: Introduction and Definitions Meta Analyses or Longitudinal Studies Federal and State Evaluation Studies Implementation Lessons On-Going Evaluation   Introduction The emerging field of marriage and relationship education (MRE), in which the federal government and numerous states have invested substantial funding, seeks to promote relationship stability and prevent future break-up by teaching couples […]

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Romantic Relationships: Trends, Attitudes and Social Implications Collection by Topic

It is estimated that about 90 percent of American adults will eventually marry (Cherlin 2009). This is a decline from several decades ago, and may be declining further as cohabitation becomes more common. Furthermore, Americans have been getting older when they walk down the aisle and having children out-of-wedlock has become more common.  Some of […]

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