For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org / 206 375 4139 CCF PRESS ADVISORY: It Got Better! Data show gender revolution’s benefits to families August 25, 2015 / Austin, TX: A briefing report by University of Maryland demographer Frances Goldscheider, prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families, summarizes new […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology email@example.com / 206 375 4139 CCF PRESS ADVISORY: In online dating, (some) multiracial daters fare especially well AUSTIN, TX, July 1: How do multiracial daters fare in a mainstream online dating website? A new study presented today to the Council on Contemporary Families by […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org / 206 375 4139 Remarriage is–and is not–what it used to be: new report outlines diverse trends AUSTIN, TX, June 2: It is early June: Wedding season is here again, and for many couples that is literally true, states sociologist Wendy Manning in […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology email@example.com / 206 375 4139 CCF PRESS ADVISORY: Mother’s Day Social Science—Housework, Gender & Parenting May 7, Miami FL—For Mother’s Day this year, the Council on Contemporary Families convened an online symposium to examine the status of that age-old saying, “a woman’s work is […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org / 206 375 4139 CCF PRESS ADVISORY: Sexual Assault Rates—On Campus and Off April 20, Miami FL–April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: In a good news/bad news scenario, this year we have seen a marked increase in attention to rape and sexual assault, […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology email@example.com / 206 375 4139 CCF PRESS ADVISORY: April 12-18, 2015 is the Week of the Young Child. This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners. A new report from CCF highlights just how fragmented our child-care and early education system is and points […]
CCF PRESS ADVISORY: On 50th Anniversary of The Moynihan Report, Family Structure is *Still* Not the Problem. Economic and social changes since the 1965 dispute idea that family change has caused poverty and inequality or that getting people married would solve it.
For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Rutter firstname.lastname@example.org / 206 375 4139 CCF UPDATE: American family life continues to diversify. But children in two-parent and single-parent families alike face new economic and educational challenges. February 26, MIAMI, FL– Rates of teenage childbearing – in or out of wedlock — have fallen sharply since the early 1990s, […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Stephanie Coontz Coontzs@msn.com; 360-352-8117; cell 360-556-9223 PRESS ADVISORY Recent Census Data Shows Majority of American Parents Doing Well on Key Parenting Indicators, Despite Some Differences by Family Type, Reports Council on Contemporary Families. But America has higher proportions of poor and low-income children than other developed nations, and poverty explains more […]Topics of Expertise: Children
October 12 marks the 4th anniversary the United States becoming a “no-fault nation.” On that date in 2010, New York, the last holdout, finally joined the 49 other states in eliminating the need for divorcing couples to state that the dissolution of their marriage was the “fault” of one or the other. Today, every state offers the possibility of a no-fault divorce.
Three years later, the co-chair of The Coalition for Divorce Reform claims that “no-fault divorce has been a disaster,” leading to record numbers of divorces and plummeting rates of marriage.
Figuring out divorce and marriage trends is further complicated by the recent foreclosure crisis and the ensuing deep recession. The Council on Contemporary Families asked five researchers to explore recent trends in divorce and marriage for the CCF Symposium on New Inequalities.
A new report prepared for CCF by University of Maryland’s Philip Cohen uses a novel analysis of children’s family arrangements from the 1880s to the present to show that family diversity—no majority family form and no typical mom—is the norm for kids today.
The Council on Contemporary Families releases The Gender Revolution Rebound Symposium as public support for working mothers and dual-earner families is on the rise; new research suggests that in marriages formed since the early 1990s, men and women are much more happy with non-traditional arrangements than in the past.Topics of Expertise: Gender & Sexuality
For more than 20 years, researchers have reported that premarital cohabitation is associated with an elevated risk of divorce. Yet these findings have failed to deter young people from “shacking up.” Senior CCF Scholar Arielle Kuperberg’s research finds that previous studies have over-stated the divorce risk from premarital cohabitation by ignoring how old the individuals are when they move in together.Topics of Expertise: Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage
On February 10, 1964, the House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, national origin, religion, or gender, and sent the bill on to the Senate. On it’s 50th anniversary, CCF asked a dozen researchers to discuss what has changed in the past half century for each of the populations affected by the law – religious groups, racial and ethnic minorities, and women. On, February 4, the Council released an update on the changing religious landscape of America. On February 5, researchers described the rearrangements of racial and ethnic relations since 1964. And on Thursday, February 6, we reported on the progress of women since passage of the Civil Rights Act.Topics of Expertise: Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Work & Family
Is there more going on in the hookup scene than meets (men’s) eyes? The college hookup scene is typically understood as a male-dominated environment—where men are mainly in charge of sexual initiation, parties are often centered around fraternity houses, treating women as sex objects is common, and women engage in sexual displays, including kissing each other, in order to arouse male interest.
Yet, in the forthcoming April 2014 issue of Gender & Society, a team of researchers observes that for some women the super-straight environment of college hookups is also a setting “to explore and to later verify bisexual, lesbian, or queer sexual identities.” Turns out public kissing and threesomes play an important role—and that not all of that sex play is about performing for men’s pleasure.Topics of Expertise: Gender & Sexuality / LGBTQ Partnering & Families / Singles & Dating