Family Dynamics

Divorce Is More Painful With Children
Pornography Use Leads to Marital Instability and Divorce
Divorce Jeopardizes Girls’ Health
Thoughts of Divorce May Help Marriage
Divorce Affects Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships
Divorce Linked to Husband’s Unemployment
Parental Union Disruption Affects Children’s Union Stability
Child Support Declines
Parents’ Divorce Can Harm Children’s Health
Parental Divorce Affects Children’s Long-term Health
Sibling Divorce
Becoming a Grandparent Is A Deterrent to Gray Divorce
Depressive Symptoms Occur After Gray Divorce and Subsequent Repartnering
The Financial Consequences of Marriage for Cohabiting Couples with Children
Cohabiting and Asymmetrical Relationships
Adolescent Family Environment Predicts Likelihood of Cohabitation
Cohabitation Portends Greater Family Instability for Children
Cohabiters Have Worse Mental Health When Compared to Married Individuals
Married Persons are Less Lonely than Cohabitors and Single Persons
Women’s Premarital Cohabitation is Inversely Associated with Marital Happiness
Teen Pregnancy and Family Response: Analysis by Religious Worship
Teen Pregnancy and Family Response: Analysis by Family Structure Religious Worship
Minor Children in Same-Sex households
Minor Children in Same-Sex households
The Role of Same-Sex Marriage in the Declining U.S. Marriage Rate
Japan’s Foreboding Demographics: Lessons for America
Adolescents Who Have Had Four or More Sexual Partners by Family Structure
With an Eye on the Children: The Effects of Divorce on Society
Adolescents OK with Having a Child Out-of-Wedlock
Religion and the Risk of Divorce
Strong families, Prosperous States
Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?
Parenting in America
The Education-Fertility Link May Be Weakening
Later-in-Life Divorce is on the Rise
Growing Up With Single Parent Could Count As Poverty
The Importance of Long-Term Marriages
Childlessness and Marital Status
Child Hunger and Family Structure
Single Mothers & Extended Family Support
Millennials Embrace “Starter Marriages”
Relationships with Adult Children and Spouses
The Toll of Parental Incarceration
Family Structure and Children’s Education
Parents’ Media Use Strongly Influences Children’s Media Use
Marriage Protects Against Child Poverty
Marriage Linked to Lower Alcoholism Among Adults
Premarital Sex and Marital Stability
Marriage Improves Chances of Surviving a Heart Attack
Marriage Improves Chances of Surviving a Heart Attack
Depression among Adolescents with Same-Sex Parents
Income Inequality and Nonmarital Births
Marital Satisfaction among Army Couples
Marriage Penalties
Marriage Expectations and Crime
Father Absence, Delinquency, and Depression
Neighborhood Violence and Parental Support
Effects of Pornography on Marriage
Aging Parents and Marital Satisfaction
More Men Means More Marriage
More Men Means More Marriage
Mother’s Marital Status and Age Affects Children’s High School Graduation
Family Structure Affects School Success: A Look at Florida
Nonresident Fathers, Child Support Debt, and Parental Involvement
Stress of Paid Maternity Leave in Korea
Child Well-Being and Parents’ Marriage
Children Benefit from a Stay-at-Home Parent
Parental Absence Linked to Children’s Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
Family Stability During Childhood Affects Adult Relationship Stability
Attitudes Toward Marriage, Sexual Activity, and Skin Tone
American Family Survey: Marriage, Family, and Policy Attitudes
Fathers’ Childbearing Intentions and Child Involvement
Family Profiles
Unwed Births Decline for Immigrant Women
Shotgun Marriages Increase Among Vulnerable Populations
Marital Investment and Community Involvement
Interfaith Homes in America
Childhood Family Structure and Future Risk-Taking
Families and Living Arrangements
Families and Living Arrangements
Family Structure and Education in Ohio
Marriage: The Key to Surviving a Stroke
Child Custody Affects Mothers’ Re-partnering
Childbearing Among Millennials
Parents’ Presence Helps Children Learn
Never-Married Adults
Household Income and Marital Satisfaction
Unhappiness in Marriage Is Rarely Permanent
Marriage Decreases Stress
Fewer Jobs Mean More Out-of-Wedlock Births
Family Structure and Wealth
Family Prosperity Index
Gender Attitudes about Work and Family
Families and Households of Baby Boomers versus Millennials
Married People Pay Most in Income Taxes
Factors Affecting Openness to Teen Pregnancy
Age at Marriage and Marital Stability Varies by Race
Childhood Family Structure and Future Economic Success
Strong Parent-Child Relationship Is Vital for Low-Income Children
Grandmother’s Smoking Habits Affect Granddaughter
Interracial Marriages Continue to Steadily Increase
United States Enters Demographic Winter
The Success Sequence
2017 Kids Count Data Book
Race, Family Structure, and Poverty
Marriage “Trains” Newlyweds
Marriage Rates and Educational Achievement 
Greater Tension in Wives Leads to Divorce
Good Parenting Enables Children to Thrive Despite Hardship
Parents’ Religiosity Correlated with Positive Outcomes
Parents’ Religious Attendance and Prayer Delay Teen Sexual Activity
Parents’ Religiosity Lowers Risk for Children’s Suicidal Behavior
Parents’ Religious Attendance and Time Spent in Prayer Associated with Healthy Teeth
Parents’ Time with Children Has Increased in the Past 50 Years
Increased Time Spent with Children Decreased Children’s Risky Behavior
Family Mealtime Differs by Socioeconomic Status
Family Mealtime has Positive Effects on Youth’s Psychosocial Outcomes
Family Mealtime Sown at a Young Age Results in Thriving
Family Meals Boost Emotional Well-Being Among New Zealand Youth
Family Meals Decrease Risk of Mental Disorders Among Iranian Youth
Family Meals Yield Positive Psychosocial Outcomes Among Adolescents
Benefits of Family Meals Extend Beyond Adolescence and Into Parenthood
Fathers Who Live with their Children are More Involved in their Children’s Lives
Father Engagement Reduces Stress in their Adolescent Child
Father Engagement Reduces Depressive Affect and Promotes Cognitive Development
Paternal Involvement Increases Children’s Quality of Life
Family Connectedness Buffers Youths from Risky Behaviors
Family Connectedness Decreases Sexual RiskTaking Among Adolescents
Family Connectedness Allows for Optimal Development
Poor Family Relationships are Associated with Adverse Consequences
Family Connectedness Protects Elderly Patients from Committing Suicide
Quality of Marriage Enhances Quality of Life
Greater Marital Quality, Better Health
Marital Quality Contributes Positively for the Health of Middle-Aged and Older Spouses
Adult Marital Quality Depends on Their Childhood Family Background
Resilience When Stressed Differs Between Males and Females Across the Lifespan
Parental Rejection and Risky Behaviors: Differences between Male and Female
Magnanimous Humility: Rescuing Greatness from Pride
Magnanimous Humility: Rescuing Greatness from Pride
Family dinners have major adolescent mental health implications, but certain family structures and employment arrangements make them much more or much less likely.
Family Dinners Mediate the Relationship between Cyberbullying and Adolescent Mental Health
Family Structure and Employment Very Significantly Influence the Odds of Having Family Dinners
Family Meals Are Good for Adolescents
Family Breakfasts and Adolescent Well-Being
Family Dinners, Mental Health Benefits and Protection from Cyberbullying
Family Structure Influences Suicidal Ideation and Attempts
Family Structure Influences Adolescent Health and Health Behaviors
Family Cohesion and Conflict: Impact on Children’s Health and Well-Being
Neural Evidence that Two Really Do Become One
Parents’ Marital Quality Impacts Their Children’s Physical Health
Integration in the Family Impacts Quality of Life
Cohesion in the Family is Good for the Family
Marriage Gap Widens
Family Structure Moderates the Effect of Marital Status on Mortality Risk
Married Koreans Have Higher Life Satisfaction
Marriage Decreases Risk of Suicide Especially among Men
Men and Women Perceive Marital Quality Differently
Men and Women Perceive Marital Quality Differently
High Marital Quality Translates into Better Health
Religious Attendance, Family Structure & Adolescent Psychological Well-Being: Continuity in the Two Great Loves:
Pornography Use and the Quality of the Parent-Child Relationship is Modified by Religious Practice
Intact Married Families and Christianity are Foundations for Economic Prosperity
Intact Married Families and Christianity are Foundations for Economic Prosperity
Intact Married Families and Christianity are Foundations for Economic Prosperity
Fathers Matter in the Health of Their Children
Father Involvement Influences Attachment to Their Children
Paternal Involvement Impacts Infants’ Brain Development
Father’s Interaction Changes the Brain Volume of his Infant Child
A Father’s Involvement During Infancy Predicts Children’s Mental Health in Childhood
Fathers’ Healthy Attachment with their Infants Have Higher Quality Relationships and Interactions with Them
Fathers’ Religious Attendance Decreases the Likelihood of Risky Behavior Among Adolescents
Fathers’ Religious Attendance Decreases the Likelihood of Risky Behavior Among Adolescents
Fathers’ Religious Attendance Decreases the Likelihood of Risky Behavior Among Adolescents
Attachment Style Influences Brain Connectivity in Children
Thanksgiving and Family
“Depressed Daddy-less Daughters”
Having More Children May Slow Aging
Marriage & Cancer Survival
Less Marriage, More Inequality
The Importance of Family Meals
Influence of a Mother’s Marriage on Her Children
Effect of “Boomerang Fathers” on Adolescent Girls
Religious Disaffiliation Linked to Parents’ Divorce
Fathers’ Smoking Prior to Conception Harms Future Children
Men Benefit from Marriage
A Portrait of Latino Fathers
Positive Influence of Fathers
Paternal and Maternal Depression Affects Children Differently
Father’s Involvement Boosts Baby’s Mental Development
Fathers Can Offset Consequences of Maternal Depression
Mother’s Partner Status Affects Childhood Morbidity
Parental Modeling Affects Children’s Future Relationships
Parental Technology Use and Child Behavior
Fathers Influence Daughter’s Sexual Behavior
Cuts in Sex-Education Programs Coincide with Decreases in Teen Pregnancy
Marriage Protects Heart Disease Patients
Fathers in Intact Families Spend More Time with their Children Compared to Non-Intact Families
Parental Warmth is Associated with a Potpourri of Outcomes
Marital Quality Affects a Wide Range of Health Outcomes
Marital Quality Negatively Impacts Immune Function
Marital Quality Moderates Genetic and Environmental Influences on Mental Disorders
Marital Quality Negatively Impacts Immune Function
Religion and Family are Pathways to Human Flourishing
Parental Warmth Leads to Their Children Flourishing
Religion Increases Marital Quality
Religiosity & Spirituality Correlate with Positive Psychosocial Functioning
Parental Encouragement Does Not Alter Infants’ Preferences for Toys
A Secure Father-Infant Attachment Predicts Greater Paternal Sensitivity Over Time
A Father’s Touch Positively Impacts His Infant and Himself
Father-Infant Interaction Influences Fathers’ Hormonal Responses
When Fathers Interact with their Infant, Their Physiology Changes
When Fathers See Their Infants, Brain Activation and Testosterone Levels Increase
Men and Women Have Different Preferences When Selecting Their Future Spouse and Short-Term Prospects