09 Jan
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Healthy Marriage and Relationship Programs: A Promising Strategy for Strengthening Families

In the late 1990s, a handful of states began to fund healthy marriage and relationship (HMR) programs and initiatives intended as a promising new strategy for strengthening families and improving child well-being. The states were soon followed by the federal government, which launched a healthy marriage initiative in 2002. The following questions initially were raised […]

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Living Arrangements of Children in the United States Over Time

The percentage of children under the age of 18 who live with two parents decreased steadily for several decades (from approximately 85% in 1970 to approximately 68% by the mid-1990s1). Beginning in the mid-1990s, this decrease leveled off and the proportion of U.S. children who live with two married parents has since remained at approximately […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage Trends and Relationship Issues Among US Immigrants: A Fact Sheet

For many years, immigrants have come to the United States for economic opportunities, religious and political freedom, and to make better lives for themselves and their families. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division reported that the United States has the largest number of international migrants of any country in the […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage Trends in Eastern Culture: A Fact Sheet

The following Fact Sheet highlights statistics on marriage, divorce and non-marital childbearing in Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea (a.k.a., South Korea) — a collection of countries representing some of the breadth of Asia. There are six major Asian groups and they include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Asian Indian, and Cambodian/Hmong/Laotian. There are […]

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09 Jan
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Military Women and Marriage

Similar to many civilian professions, the number of women in the United States Armed Services has increased substantially over the past 30 years. However, the Armed Services continue to be a male-dominated environment. Approximately 14.3% of the active duty component and 17.8% of all service members are female. At most recent count, there are 203,375 […]

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09 Jan
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Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Marriage/relationship education (MRE) programs are uniquely positioned to identify risk for abuse and to promote healthy and safe relationships. Domestic violence (DV) or intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive and costly problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4.8 million episodes of IPV occur every year in the United States […]

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09 Jan
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Infertility: A Fact Sheet

Infertility can negatively impact couple relationships. This fact sheet provides statistics related to the incidence of infertility and the available treatment options. In addition, the impacts of infertility on marriages and couple dynamics are briefly discussed. (Author abstract)

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09 Jan
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Interracial Marriage and Relationships: A Fact Sheet

Race, as well as culture, ethnicity, and religion, are important factors leading to an increase in diversity seen in today’s marriages. As such, it is difficult to isolate the impact of racial differences within a marriage. This Fact Sheet highlights trends and rates of interracial marriages in American society, and discusses possible explanations of these […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage and Intermarriage Among Asian Americans: A Fact Sheet

This fact sheet notes the diversity of the Asian American population and explores trends in marriage and intermarriage rates in the Asian community. Statistics are reported that indicate: all Asian ethnic groups living in the U.S. have a greater than 60% marriage rate; compared to other racial groups, the Asian marriage rate is most similar […]

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09 Jan
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Empty Nesters and Retirees: A Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explores marital challenges adults may face when their adult children leave the home, including feelings of depression, sadness, and grief. Symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome are described, as well as the challenges faced by the Sandwich Generation that is taking care of their own children while taking care of their aging parents, […]

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