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Research & Policy


Research and data reporting on changes in family demographic behavior and the results of rigorous program evaluations inform and shape the development of marriage, relationship and family policy at national, state and local levels.

The research section of our web site includes documents that summarize and synthesize a vast body of recent statistics and research, list and describe many of the major sources of this data, and provide links to other documents and organizational resources.

The policy section includes documents that report on how these trends are being responded to through changes in law and regulation, and increasingly through funding of programs and services at federal, state and community levels.