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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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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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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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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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Government-Funded Relationship Education Can Work

The biggest challenge is getting couples to attend the classes regularly says Scott Wetzler in his recent Atlantic post.   Scott Wetzler is the vice chairman of the department of psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center and the director of its Supporting Healthy Relationships program.   Read it here.

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Cohabitation: Risk-Free?

A new study has produced a lot of headlines blaring “Cohabitation Doesn't Cause Divorce, After All.” But in many circumstances, living together before marriage remains risky. Read More.

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Responsible Fatherhood at the Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?

NFLG's Webinar,  Responsible Fatherhood at the Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?, October 23, 2013.   Feature Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Edin, author of Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University Respondent Panel: Dr. Vivian Gadsden, Professor of Child Development & Education, University of Pennsylvania […]

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Forever Initiative presentation

In The Forever Initiative, Alan Hawkins calls for more state-directed public support for a series of educational efforts to help individuals and couples form healthy relationships and enduring marriages. He outlines an integrated set of feasible and affordable educational initiatives across the early life course, beginning in youth, continuing in early adulthood, during cohabitation, engagement, […]

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