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June 13, 2024

The Family-to-Prison-or-College Pipeline: Married Fathers and Young Men’s Transition to Adulthood

…more likely to spend any time in jail or prison compared to young women by the time they turn about 30, according to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1997). The bottom…

June 13, 2024

Why Married Fathers Matter

…requisite “time, engagement, involvement, closeness, and so on.” Good fathering can take place in or outside of an intact, married home. “There is no residency requirement for good fatherhood,” Reeves contends….

May 13, 2024

Do Mothers Have “Societal Support”? Does It Count if It Comes from Neighbors?

It is an annual tradition, for some reason, for folks on social media to dump all over Mother’s Day. Some on the fringe decide it’s sexist or cisnormative or something to believe…

May 1, 2024

The closing of the American heart

…from intact families are about four times more likely to graduate from college than they are to spend any time incarcerated. Clearly, marriage and stable families seem to matter for…

April 23, 2024

Awkward Truth: Subsidizing Women’s Work Drives Down Birthrates

…minister of state for universities and science. New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg argued that “in countries that support working mothers, like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and France, birthrates are basically fine.”…

March 8, 2024

Jason Kelce, Family Man

…from time to time. She has also given me three beautiful girls and a life that increasingly brings me more fulfillment off the field than it does on. He went…

March 4, 2024

Teen Suicide and the Limits of Sociology

…more stressful circumstances—poverty, war, abandonment seem like they would make suicide more likely than AP Physics. The problem is not the pressure per se. Tim Carney’s forthcoming Family Unfriendly and…

March 4, 2024

The state of the union isn’t strong because of the state of our unions

…spend much time on during his address, despite its vital importance to the health of our country.   Too many Americans are living alone or in chaotic homes, in large…

February 16, 2024

Marriage is Key to Living Your Best Life

America is living in a time of rising anti-marriage sentiment. Voices on the political fringes—both left and right—claim that “there is no advantage to marriage in the Western world for…

February 15, 2024

Sacred Sex

…back in the 1980s and 1990s—of the relationship between religion and sex obscure this important sociological truth: for most husbands and wives, more faith equals better sex.  The next time…