Research Papers

Research Papers

Index of Belonging and Rejection

The Fifth Annual Index of Belonging and Rejection (2015)
By Pat Fagan and Christina Hadford
February 12, 2015

The Fourth Annual Index of Family Belonging & Rejection (2014)
By Pat Fagan
February 12, 2014

The Third Annual Index of Family Belonging & Rejection (2013)
By Pat Fagan and Nicholas Zill
February 12, 2013

The Second Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection (2011)
By Pat Fagan
November 16, 2011

Index of Family Belonging and Rejection (2010)
By Pat Fagan
September 9, 2010

Marriage & Divorce

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

Culture Clash: Sexual Monogamy vs. Polyandry
By Pat Fagan
February 11, 2013

The Effects of Divorce on Children
Patrick F. Fagan and Aaron Churchill
January 11, 2012

164 Reasons to Marry
By Pat Fagan
January 31, 2012

Marriage, Contraception & the Future of Western Peoples
By Henry Potrykus and Patrick Fagan
November 30, 2011

Religion

Religious Practice and Educational Attainment
By Pat Fagan
July 2, 2015

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

State Outcomes

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

Index of Family Belonging and Rejection: State by State
By Pat Fagan
January 17, 2012

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

Race

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

U.S. Social Policy

Causal Determination for Social Policy: Counterfactuals, Natural Experiments, Population Shifts
By Henry Potrykus
February 14, 2013

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

Economics

The Family: Agent of Economic Development & the Fundamental Safety Net
By Pat Fagan
September 15, 2015

The Divorce Revolution Perpetually Reduces U.S. Economic Growth
By Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan
March 8, 2012

Decline of Economic Growth: Human Capital & Population Change
By Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan
January 31, 2012

Our Fiscal Crisis: We Cannot Tax, Spend, And Borrow Enough To Substitute For Marriage
By Henry Potrykus, Pat Fagan and Rob Schwarzwalder
January 31, 2012

Non-Marriage Reduces U.S. Labor Participation: The Abandonment of Marriage Puts America at Risk of a Depression
By Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan
August 27, 2012

Marriage and Economic Well-Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage
Patrick F. Fagan, Andrew J. Kidd, and Henry Potrykus
May 4, 2011

 

Pornography

The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community
By Pat Fagan
November 19, 2009

Crime and Violence

Violence in Baltimore – Social Science Resources for Journalists and Public Officials
By Pat Fagan
May 1, 2015

Abortion

Demographics of Women Who Report Having an Abortion
By Pat Fagan
March 5, 2014

Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer
By Pat Fagan and Dr. Angela Lanfranchi
February 20, 2014

Abortion: Decrease of the U.S. Population & Effects on Society
By Anna Higgins and Henry Potrykus
January 22, 2014

Adoption

Adoption Works Well
By Pat Fagan
October 17, 2014

Miscellaneous

American Sociological Association Vs American College of Pediatricians: Use and Abuse of Sociology in Amicus Briefs to the Supreme Court
By Pat Fagan
April 27, 2015

TV Affects Behavior: Targeted Programming Undermines Families
By Henry Potrykus
July 17, 2013

Marriage, Family Structure, and Children’s Educational Attainment
Patrick F. Fagan, Leonie Ten Have, Wendy Chen
September 19, 2011

Same-Sex Marriage

The Unexpected Harm of Same-Sex Marriage: A Critical Appraisal, Replication and Re-Analysis of Wainright and Patterson’s Studies of Adolescents with Same-Sex Parents
By Paul Sullins
April 13, 2015

Bias in Recruited Sample Research on Children with Same-Sex Parents Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
By Paul Sullins
April 13, 2015

Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition
By Paul Sullins
April 13, 2015

Child Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderv (ADHD) in Same-Sex Parent Families in the United States: Prevalence and Comorbidities
By Paul Sullins
April 13, 2015