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Research Papers

The State of the Black Family in America
By Pat Fagan and Christina Hadford
February 11, 2015

Family Intactness and Public Policy Outcomes by State
By Pat Fagan and Henry Potrykus
February 12, 2013

U.S. Social Policy Dependence on the Family Derived from the Index of Belonging
By Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan
February 12, 2013

164 Reasons to Marry
By Pat Fagan
January 31, 2012

Family Intactness: Influence on Major State Social Policy Outcomes
By Anna Dorminey, Pat Fagan and Henry Potrykus
July 23, 2012

95 Social Science Reasons for Religious Worship and Practice
By Pat Fagan
October 17, 2012

Mapping America Charts

Substance Abuse

Risky Behavior

Healthy Behavior

Miscellaneous Health


The State of the Family: Marital Status and Childbearing across Race, Ethnicity, and Education
By Pat Fagan
July 9, 2014

Family and Social Trendlines 2014: The Behaviors of the American Family in the Five Major Institutions of Society
Patrick F. Fagan
June 2014