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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 15, 2024

The American heart is closing to marriage and family. Can red states change that?

…decline of 6% over the same time frame. Efforts such as these are important because research carried out with my colleague Nicholas Zill indicates that “Florida counties that enjoy strong and stable…

March 31, 2024

Can Local Journalism Be Saved?

…of nursing and retirement homes. As the Roanoke Times shrank, the donors were rebuffed in their effort to persuade the Times’s owner, Lee Enterprises, to expand reporting. (Lee had bought the paper from…

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 6, 2024

Caitlin Clark and Civil Society

…around the world. For her part, Caitlin Clark, upon setting the all-time college basketball scoring record this past weekend, might just as well have said, “This one’s for West Des…

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…

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…

February 14, 2024

Want To Slash Your Risk For Divorce? Start Going To Church

…religious believers who regularly attend church, synagogue, temple, and so on, several times a month or more. Their ties to their local religious communities and their faith generally endow their…