Candidates for Friday Five

1. September 22, 2017

The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy

3. US: House Ways and Means advances legislation to reauthorize home visitation program (Press release)
National Association of Counties (NACO) - September 19, 2017
On September 13, members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act. The bill would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) Program at its current level of $400 million per year for Fiscal Years 2018 - 2022. H.R. 2824 will require a vote on the House floor and consideration in the Senate before becoming law.




Couples weather bickering with a little help from their friends

University of Texas at Austin


7. Women Know Better What Other Women Think and Feel: Gender Effects on Mindreading across the Adult Life Span

Renata Wacker1,2*, Sven Bölte3 and Isabel Dziobek2

EDITED BY Mariska E. Kret Leiden University, Netherlands

8. Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow


Adina Solomon 


10. Six points on race and culture in America. Camille Busette, Richard V. Reeves, and Eleanor Krause share key takeaways from a recent conversation on race, class, and culture in America with J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and William Julius Wilson, author of "The Truly Disadvantaged."

11. Married, Bored, and Confused
An all-too-modern look at monogamy.

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Candidates for Friday Five

Fathers learn to relate to their children through CA R3 Academy classes


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Why Stinky Socks May Bother Women More Than Men


4. Parents Building Trust Through Emotional Intelligence

5. U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Report

6.      A Manifesto to strengthen Families

More than 50 Tory MPs and peers are calling on the government to create a cabinet-level families minister post to better co-ordinate family policy across departments. The group, of 44 MPs and eight peers, including former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, ex-Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and former children's minister Tim Loughton, also wants a senior minister in all government departments to measure how policies impact on families.


The group's Strengthening Families Manifesto wants to see a future Families Secretary's cross-governmental brief added to an existing cabinet post, such as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and backed by its own budget and civil service team. ​

State-Led Evaluations of Family Engagement: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Penn State’s 25th Annual Symposium on Family Issues to be held Oct. 23-24

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New research says this kind of daily prayer can change your marriage
Calah Alexander

How Do Close Relationships Lead to Longer Life?

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1. Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers


2. Returning to the Rust Belt

3. The March 2017 issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review is free and open to the public in the Wiley Online Library.


Call for Papers: Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges

4. Dads influence teen daughters’ decisions on sex

5.  The deadline has been extended to Friday, September 15th for the Call for Proposals for the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)! The next RECS will be held May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) invites proposals for individual presentations and for entire conference sessions. 

6. Iain Duncan Smith warns government over cuts to relationship counselling

7. The occupations with the highest and lowest divorce rates in the US


Partnership shift. Men are now more likely to marry up

Marc Beaulieu

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

9. Long hours and longings

Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins and Jianghong Li

10. Marriage rate down, divorce rate up as more Chinese couples say ‘I don’t’ or ‘I won’t any more’


China wants to talk its people into marriage and out of divorce

Echo Huang

11. Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years

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1. To celebrate the first five years of Marriage Foundation, we have produced an easy-reading four-page briefing (click here to download) that summarises what we've achieved, where we are going next, our most important findings (see column right), and a brief outline of the case for marriage. 

National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers
October 16
17, 2017 
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open to the public

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The Science of Happiness

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Next session starts Sept. 5, 2017.

Preventing sexual violence starts with what we teach our boys
Maryjo Oster

Training benefits families of kids with limited speech

 Andy Henion-Michigan State

The 'silent epidemic': When your adult child cuts you out of their life
Zoe Reynolds

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As the national marriage rate continues to decline, a look at some young people’s decisions to tie the knot despite criticisms


Sarah Beth Thompson

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Marriage a Blessing for Heart Attack Patients

Steven Reinberg


The 10 counties with the lowest marriage rates in N.J.

Disha Raychaudhuri | NJ Advance Media for

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Do People Who Marry Late in Life Find Happiness?

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Integrating SEL into the 3 R's 

 Vicki Zakrzewski
K-12 teachers offer practical—and fun!—ways that social-emotional learning can be integrated into traditional lessons. 


International Commission on Couple and Family Relations


Poverty and the Family
17 & 18 May 2018, University of Salzburg

3.   Child Poverty Reduction messaging Toolkit

 It is finalized and can be found here on the CPAG website.  We will be utilizing this messaging for activity around the Census poverty data.

Bridging the gap on military spouse unemployment

5. The Surprising Demographic That's More Likely to Cheat in Marriage

 Kimberly Lawson

6. National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics: 2017 Conference Presentations Available

 Christian Jarrett


8. Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents


Ten Emotionally Intelligent Ways to Build Trust as a Parent

9. New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood

Jenny Anderson@jandersonQZ

10. Transactional marriages were once as common as marriage based on love


America, Home of the Transactional Marriage


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