Center for Family and Demographic Research
News and Announcements
Gary Lee, Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Widowhood and Bereavement
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, January 2014
Rob Carels, "10 Slim-Down Strategies You Can Count On"
FoxNews.com, January 3, 2013
Wendy Manning: "Living Alone on the Rise"
Zoom News, January 10, 2014
Wendy Manning: "U.S. Birth Rate Drops as More Women Say 'No' to Motherhood"
Toledo Blade, December 8, 2013
Susan Brown: "More Married Women Are Not Having Children, U.S. Study Finds"
Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2013
Wendy Manning: "Living Alone on the Rise"
Newswise, December 5, 2013
Susan Brown: "Marriage as a 'Luxury Good': The Class Divide in Who Gets Married and Divorced"
Today, October 26, 2013
"Saving Your Retirement From a Divorce"
Forbes, October 21, 2013
Wendy Manning, "What Do You Call the Person You Are Probably Never Going to Marry?"
Slate, October 3, 2013
Alfred DeMaris, Annette Mahoney, Kenneth Pargament, "Does Religion Increase or Decrease Parental Stress"
Huffingtonpost.com, September 22, 2013
Susan Brown, "Remarriage Rate Declining as More Opt for Cohabitation"
USA Today, September 12, 2013
Karen Guzzo, "Teen Drug Use Increases When There Are Half-Siblings at Home"
Huffington Post, August 12, 2013
Susan Brown and Wendy Manning, "Saying 'I Do' Not so Common Anymore"
Toledo Blade, July 27, 2013
Susan Brown, "Women Are Waiting Longer than Ever to Marry - If at All"
Yahoo.com, July 24, 2013
CFDR Research Affiliates Featured in the NCFR Report, Family Focus section
Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, "The Gray Divorce Revolution" and Karen Benjamin Guzzo on "Unintended Childbearing in the United States"
NCFR Report, Summer 2013
Susan Brown and Wendy Manning, "Marriage Rate Drops to Lowest in a Century: Study"
New York Daily News, July 19, 2013
Wendy Manning, "Marriage Rate May be Low, but More Weddings Predicted"
USA Today, June 17, 2013
Wendy Manning, "Ohio's Large Cities Losing Population"
Dayton Daily News, May 22, 2013
Susan Brown discusses marriage and parenting
Chicago Tribune, May 14, 2013
Susan Brown on Recession and Birthrates for Less-educated Women
Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2013
Ray Swisher, "As Fathers Falter, Gangs Fill the Void"
Toledo Blade, April 30, 2013
Wendy Manning named Distinguished Research Professor at BGSU
The award recognizes professors who have established outstanding national and international recognition through research and publication.
Susan Brown, "More Couples Living Together Outside of Marriage"
Yahoo!News, April 4, 2013
Susan Brown, "A 'Gray Divorce' Boom"
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2013
Ray Swisher on Youths' Views on Mortality
The Daily Nebraskan, March 29, 2013
Susan Brown on Delayed Marriages and Unwed Births
USA Today, March 15, 2013
Susan Brown, "Almost Half of First Babies in U.S. Born to Unwed Mothers"
CBS News, March 15, 2013
Karen Guzzo, "Reverse Guilt: Moms feel guilty for...not feeling guilty"
Today.com, March 5, 2013
Wendy Manning leads ASA's review of family structure and children's well-being research for Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Same-Sex Marriage Cases. Professor Manning, Director of the Center for Family & Demographic Research (CFDR) and Co-Director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) led an American Sociological Association (ASA) examination of social science evidence about children's well-being in same-sex and heterosexual parenting relationships. The ASA's review of the literature finds that children fare as well in both types of relationships and thus unsubstantiated fears about same-sex parenting do not justify upholding DOMA and Proposition 8. The ASA's amicus brief was filed February 28, 2013.
Research by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Wendy Manning, Peggy Giordano and Monica Manning cited in "Emerging adults have 'sex with ex' as part of reconciliation"
Malaysia Sun, January 23, 2013
Wendy Manning and Meredith Porter, "Do Unmarried Poor Have Bad Values or Bad Jobs?
Bloomberg.com, December 25, 2012
Kei Nomaguchi on "The Almost Perfect Mom"
Workingmother.com, December/January 2013
Peggy Giordano Discussed How Teen Dating Violence Affects Well-Being in Adulthood
USA Today, December 10, 2012
Kenneth Pargament Wins the 2012 Samaritan Award
CFDR affiliate Dr. Kenneth Pargament, professor of psychology and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, was presented the 2012 National Samaritan award in Denver on November 1. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to human health and growth. http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/news/2012/news109566.html
Susan Brown: New analysis finds Americans Who Choose to Cohabit Are No Longer Just Young Couples
USA Today, October 17,2012
Susan Brown, "What Your Union to Last? Marry in New Jersey"
The New York Times, October 12, 2012
Nancy Orel and Susan Brown, "Aging, alone"
Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2012
Susan Brown, "Increase in older divorce rates puzzling"
State Journal-Register, October 10, 2012
Karen Guzzo Comments on "Cohabiting Women Having More Babies"
USA Today, July 24, 2012
Susan Brown Talks to CNN About Baby Boomer Divorce
CNN, June 23, 2012
Susan Brown - Baby Boomers and Marriage
ABC News, June 5, 2012
Brown on Dads as the New Moms
The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2012
Study by Wendy Manning Finds Premarital Cohabiting is Not Linked to Divorce
Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2012
Wendy Manning Discusses Issues about Caring for the Elderly and Social Support in "Cincinnati Near the Top of List for those Living Alone"
Cincinnati.com, April 29, 2012
Karen Guzzo on the Parental Safety Net
USA Today, April 27, 2012
Karen Guzzo Benjamin Discusses Cohabitation and Children in "More Children Born to Unmarried Parents"
USA Today, April 10, 2012
Wendy Manning Interviewed in Article Titled, "Living together before marriage no longer seen as a bad omen"
Washington Post, March 22, 2012
Susan Brown Discusses "The Gray Divorce Revolution" on NPR's "Talk of the Nation"
NPR, March 8, 2012
Susan Brown Comments on the "The Gray Divorce Revolution"
AARP, March 8, 2012