Michelle Janning’s recent release, The Stuff of Family Life, offers a timely look at how modern society and technology shapes our relationships and our lives. Like an archaeologist studying ancient civilizations through the things they left behind, Janning excavates contemporary life through our houses and possessions, from childhood stuffed animals and security blankets to retirement […]Topics of Expertise: History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life
AUSTIN, Texas — Black Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and to be exposed to multiple close family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. These losses are likely to be damaging to […]Topics of Expertise: African American Families
CCF Board Secretary, Kristi Williams, joined All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the links between marriage and health in an episode of Wellness Wednesday entitled: Marriage, Prescribing Opioids, Caring for Cancer Patients. This episode of All Sides with Ann Fisher aired on WOSU Public Radio December 7th, 2016 (Wed.) at 11:00 am – 11:20 am. Click on the hyperlink […]Topics of Expertise: Health & Illness
In a new piece for the Conversation, CCF Member Lynn Prince Cooke takes a look back at the history of chauvinism since World War II in order to contextualize the current presidential election – ultimately answering the question as to Why Trump’s male chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others.
CCF Board member, Joshua Coleman, was cited in an article for the Wall Street Journal exploring gender differences in the experience of depression: In Men, Depression is Different, by Elizabeth Bernstein.Topics of Expertise: Family Counseling, Therapy & Parenting Invervention / Health & Illness
In Issue No. 4 of Berggruen Insights, Stephanie Coontz, CCF’s Director of Research, applies her well honed skills at deconstructing nostalgia to reveal the very real injuries endured by white voters without a college degree. Coontz argues that historic grievances must be clearly voiced and acknowledged in order for this demographic to lay aside its […]
Jane Clayson conducts an in-depth interview with CCF Executive Director Jennifer Glass on the findings and implications of her recent cross cultural study on the happiness gap between parent and non-parents. Check out the interview podcast from the July 11th edition of NPR’s On-Point with Tom Ashbrook.
CCF Director Jennifer Glass‘s briefing on the parental happiness gap in 22 countries received wide coverage in the news and social media. The report identifies policies that have contributed to a parental happiness deficit in the US. Outlets covering the report included, among others: the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, NYMag, Fusion, […]Topics of Expertise: Public Policy
In a Washington Post article, “Young people now more likely to live with parents than partners“, CCF Board Member and Director of Research Stephanie Coontz comments on the positive aspects of the growing trend of young adults living with their parents.Topics of Expertise: Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage
CCF members Heather Boushey, Stephanie Coontz, and Nancy Folbre join other prominent feminists in reflecting on the significance of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family for Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism, an online-first feature of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.Topics of Expertise: Feminism & Families / Work & Family
San Antonio Spur David West gave a shout out to Stephanie Coontz’s work in a profile of the athlete, “How David West improved as an NBA player and a person”, in the Oklahoman.
The New Republic has published an introduction to the new version of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, by CCF’s own, Stephanie Coontz.Topics of Expertise: History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life
This week, CCF Board Member Josh Coleman sat down with “Knowledge@Wharton” to discuss challenges with multi-generational housing. The interview is available online until March 30 on SiriusXM’s On Demand feature, channel 111. If you don’t have a SiriusXM subscription, they do offer a 30-day free trial subscription at: https://www.siriusxm.com/freetrial[siriusxm.com].Topics of Expertise: Aging
In a Chicago Tribune commentary, CCF President Barbara Risman and Director of Research Stephanie Coontz reflect on what it means to be a woman – and ‘the’ woman – during the 2016 election cycle. Young women may not be the voters that feminists should be courting…Topics of Expertise: Feminism & Families