The third week of September is Unmarried and Single Americans week. In a new opinion piece for CNN, CCF Director of Research Stephanie Coontz reflects on the changes in perceptions, trends, and outcomes related to unmarried Americans. Citing research from Bella DePaula, Coontz says that unmarried and single people lead happy and health lives. “We […]
In a letter to The Wall Street Journal, Ivanka Trump defended the Trump administration’s proposed family leave program, stating that it is not an “entitlement” program, but an “investment” in working families. In a new opinion piece for CNN, CCF Director of Research Stephanie Coontz takes a look at Ivanka Trump’s claims and concludes that, […]Topics of Expertise: Child Welfare / Family Caregiving (for Adults, Children, and Disabilities) / TANF & Public Assistance
CCF President Barbara Risman weighs in on recent findings that millennials want more traditional gender roles at home in a recent article in the GoodCall. Despite these findings, Risman says that millennials are not more conservative than previous generations when it comes to roles in a family. “There are no traditionalists, as defined as people […]Topics of Expertise: Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Division of Labor in Families / Feminism & Families
CCF members Daniel Carlson and Amanda Miller respond to new research on declining sexual frequency among American couples. In their Op-ed, they debunk four common myths about couples’ sex lives, highlighting important factors that predict sexual frequency and relationship satisfaction. Read the Op-ed on CNN here.Topics of Expertise: Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life
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