Candidates for Friday Five

1. FP-19-27 Marriage to Divorce Ratio in the U.S.: Demographic Variation, 2018

2. 30 Core Disagreements Couples Encounter

Grant Hilary Brenner MD,  

3. 'I haven’t seen a healthy version of marriage': children of divorce on the lasting impact

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

4.  4B is the feminist movement persuading South Korean women to turn their backs on sex, marriage and children

Agence France-Presse    


FEATURE: South Korean women saying ‘no’ to marriage


5.Marriage and pregnancy reduce crime


6. Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony

The Public Domain Review  

7.  Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir (Kindle Edition)

by Ann O'Keefe (Author)

8. Call for Articles: Low-Income Families in the 21st Century

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020

9.  For richer or for poorer? The economic case for marriage is worth remembering

Paul Ormerod

10. Family Strengthening Research (FY2018)



11. 2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers


Children with special health care needs are more likely to have adverse childhood experiences

By Deborah SeokDavid Murphey, and Fadumo M. Abdi

13. Evaluating the success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty: Revisiting the historical record using a full-income poverty measure

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century
  Optimal Health coverAdolescence is a period of immense growth, learning, exploration, and opportunity during which youth develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will help them thrive throughout life. While most youth traverse
adolescence without incident, some need additional support to promote their optimal health.

Sometimes such support comes in the form of prevention or intervention programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors that will follow the adolescent through adulthood. A committee of the National Academies was asked to identify the key elements that help make these programs effective in improving outcomes for youth.

While limited research prevented the identification of a set of key components, the committee’s review of available evidence did reveal the strengths of population-wide programs that consider adolescent risk taking as normative, support social-emotional learning and positive youth development, and are provided from childhood throughout adolescence. The committee’s report urges federal agencies to support these programs, as well as further research to enable the identification of core components of effective interventions.

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