Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grants. Nearly $111 million has been awarded to 91 grantees in 28 states and 1 territory. New Pathways for Fathers and Families, and Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) grants aim to strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve fathers’ employment outcomes and foster healthy relationships. The Healthy Marriage […]
Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited Future of Children Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall 2015 Marriage is on the decline, and a growing proportion of children are born to unmarried parents, many of them in unstable cohabiting unions. Research increasingly shows that family instability affects children’s cognitive and social-emotional development in ways that constrain their […]
Oklahoma State Rep. Mark McCullough, who requested a legislative study to review the progress made by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (Project Relate), releases a statement praising the work of the initiative. “We heard today about the OMI’s continued success at providing pre-marital education to Oklahomans, a service that greatly improves a couple’s chances of […]
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The Marriage Foundation (UK) and the Sunday Times co-hosted a debate entitled "Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation: should all cohabiting couples be treated the same?". There has been a lot of debate in the media recently on whether couples who have decided to cohabit rather than marry should have any claims against […]
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 […]
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 […]