Category: Single Parents

Another Look at the Rising Share of Cohabiting Births and Family Instability

by Laurie DeRose

Making the Case for Married Parenthood to Millennials

by Jennifer Murff

In the Debate Over Abortion, Let’s Talk to the Poor

by Meg T. McDonnell

Married-Parent Families Boost Student Performance in Ohio

by Nicholas Zill and W. Bradford Wilcox

Mothering Suffers from Union Transitions

by Laurie DeRose

Most U.S. Children Live With Two Married Parents

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

The Overlooked Fatherless: One Donor-Conceived Woman’s Story

by Alana Newman

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Does Family Instability Affect Girls, Too?

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

To Close the Gender Gap in Schools, Strengthen Families

by Alysse ElHage and W. Bradford Wilcox

Don’t Overlook Marriage in the Fight to End Child Poverty

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Is Rising Extreme Poverty a Myth?

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

Establishing Paternity and Responsible Fatherhood

by Rhonda Kruse Nordin

Is Homelessness Only a Housing Problem?

by Stephen Eide | @stephendeide

Increasing Cohabitation and Family Instability for Children

by Laurie DeRose

The Unacknowledged Worlds of Unmarried Fathers

by Rhonda Kruse Nordin

Facilitating Father-Child Contact

by Joy Moses

How to Talk About Single Motherhood

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

The Crime of Nations: The Underappreciated Role of Family Factors

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

Less Marriage, More Inequality

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Anna Sutherland

Acceptance of Divorce Falling, Tolerance of Cohabitation Rising

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Marriage Is an Important Tool in the Fight Against Poverty

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Going Hungry in America

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The Costs and Benefits of Welfare Reform

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

As Families Go, So Goes Oklahoma’s Economy

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

A New Legal Tool to Encourage Co-Parenting?

by Helen Alvaré

Religion, Sex, Love and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger

How Education Influences Our Experience of Parenting

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The U.S. Fertility Rate May (Finally) Be Recovering from the Recession

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How Large Are the EITC’s Marriage Penalties?

by Angela Rachidi | @AngelaRachidi

Marriage and Moms’ Mental Well-Being

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Students’ Family Background and Schools’ Test Scores

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How Family Transitions Affect Students’ Achievement

by Nicholas Zill

What’s Behind the Reversal of the Gender Gap in Higher Education?

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Around the Globe, Less Marriage = More Single Parents

by Anna Sutherland and W. Bradford Wilcox

When It Comes to Family Structure, the U.S. Is a Laggard

by Anna Sutherland and W. Bradford Wilcox

Parental Happiness and Work-Family Arrangements

by Laurie DeRose

The Uneven Retreat from Marriage in the UK

by Harry Benson

Red Families vs. Blue Families: Which Are Happier?

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger

How Marriage Makes Men Better Fathers

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Red State Families: Better Than We Knew

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Zill

Men’s Nonmarital First Births on the Decline?

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Not Dead Yet? Marriage in Twenty-First-Century America

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

How Parents Shape Their Kids’ Health

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How Unmarried Men Respond to Their Girlfriends’ Unexpected Pregnancies

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Family Trends Behind the Rise of Child Obesity

by Edward Archer

How Class Influences Pregnancy Ambivalence

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Child Support Orders Should Establish Parenting Time

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

To Help Black Families, Concentrate on Jobs

by Robert Cherry

When Pregnancy Is ‘Planned But Not Planned’

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Problems Low-Income, Nonresident Fathers Face

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Marriage in Decline: No Big Deal? 3 Reasons Yglesias is Wrong

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and Crime More Common in Disrupted Families

by Nicholas Zill

The Main Way Family Structure Shapes Kids’ Educational Attainment

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Why Poor Women with Unintended Pregnancies Are Less Likely to Get Abortions

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Are LARCs the Solution to Nonmarital Childbearing?

by Helen Alvaré

How Schools Can Strengthen Families

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Single Mothers Don’t Always Stay Poor

by Laurie DeRose

Even in Unsafe Neighborhoods, Kids Are Safer in Married Families

by Nicholas Zill

More Than 60% of U.S. Kids Live with Two Biological Parents

by Nicholas Zill

Three Views on David Leonhardt’s Letter About Liberals and Marriage

by The Editors

Massachusetts: The Best State for Children?

by Nicholas Zill

Kids of Single Parents More Likely to Witness Domestic Violence

by Nicholas Zill

Improving the Case for Marriage

by Ashley McGuire

Why Family Structure Matters More in Rich Countries

by Laurie DeRose

To Fight Child Homelessness, Strengthen Families

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

How Schools Can Help Disadvantaged Families

by Mary C. Tillotson

The New Progressive Argument: For Kids, Marriage Per Se Doesn’t Matter

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

What’s Best for Kids? Ask Their Parents

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

When the Baby Carriage Comes Before the Marriage

by Laurie DeRose

The Real News in the CDC’s Latest Report on Birth Rates

by Brian J. Shaw

The Long-Term Effects of Becoming a Single Mother

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Can Single Dads Handle Night Shifts with Their Babies?

by Richard Warshak | @RichardWarshak

When Cooperative Parenting Seems Out of Reach

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Obama Gets It Right, When It Comes to Fatherhood

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Linda Malone-Colón

Children Are Most Likely to Live With Two Parents in These Countries

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Marriage, the Welfare State, and the American Dream

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Focused on Kids, But Not on Marriage

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Stop Blaming Working-Class Men

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How the World’s Families Are Changing

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

A Marriage-Friendly Ecology

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Distrust Is Rational

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Women Becoming More Likely to Plan Pregnancies

by Kay Hymowitz | @KayHymowitz

Single Motherhood in the U.S. and Abroad

by Kay Hymowitz | @KayHymowitz

Yes, Father Absence Causes the Problems It’s Associated With

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Marriage Is Not Just for Rich People

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Fighting Family Breakdown Will Take More Than Contraception

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The Shriver Report: Stuck in Reverse

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Yes, Publicly Funded Marriage and Relationship Education Can Work

by Alan Hawkins

To Help the Poor Get Rich, Don’t Focus on Inequality

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Marriage for Single Mothers No Panacea in the War on Poverty

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

How Marriage Decisions Affect Parenting: The Case of Depression

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Selection and the Marriage Premium for Infant Health

by Laurie DeRose

Why Marriage Makes Our Children Richer

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

The Perfect Storm of Family Instability and Disrupted Attachment

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

No Place Like Home

by Kay Hymowitz | @KayHymowitz

John Rawls and Salt Lake City: Perfect Together

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Adrian Peterson’s Son Not the Only Child Abused by Mother’s Partner

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Marriage: Not Dead Yet

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Not-So-Deadbeat Dads

by Laurie DeRose

Strong Families, Sustainable Societies

by Institute for Family Studies