Candidates for Friday Five

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

Thanks Alysse