10 Jan
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For Richer, For Poorer

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.

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10 Jan
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Stanley & Sawhill

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 […]

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10 Jan
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New HMRF performance measures

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 […]

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Census Bureau proposes changes to ACS

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 […]

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10 Jan
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WREC 2014

2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) plenary & selected breakout sessions now online. 

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Show Me the Evidence

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 […]

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10 Jan
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National Marriage Project releases new report

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   […]

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Scholar Proposes Teaching Relationship Skills at School

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 […]

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10 Jan
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Single moms, poverty and marriage

A new briefing paper, written by Kristi Williams, an associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, and released Monday by the Council on Contemporary Families, argues marriages of single mothers are not necessarily beneficial to the women or their children.    CNBC Article by Allison Linn    Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An […]

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