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Family Well-Being Research

Top Ten for 2Gen: Policy Ideas & Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts
Anne Mosle, Nisha Patel, and Jennifer Stedron, Ascend at The Aspen Institute, October 2014

The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches Health
The Aspen Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy, September 2014

Considering Two Generation Strategies in the States
Meegan Dugan Bassett, The Working Poor Families Project, September 2014

State Policies through a Two-Generation Lens
Sheila Smith, Mercedes Ekono, and Taylor Robbins, National Center for Children in Poverty, September 2014

How Does Unemployment Affect Family Arrangements for Children?
Stephan Lindner and Elizabeth Peters, Urban Institute, August 2014

Adverse Childhood Experiences: National and State-Level Prevalence
Vanessa Sacks, David Murphey, and Kristin Moore, Child Trends, July 2014

Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Families
Foundation for Child Development, July 2014

Family Complexity, Poverty, and Public Policy
The ANNALS, Volume 654, The American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 2014

Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids: Biggest Increase among Those Caring for Family
Gretchen Livingston, Pew Research Center, June 2014

Stress and Child Development
Ross A. Thompson, The Future of Children, Volume 24, Number 1 Spring 2014

Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms
The Future of Children, Volume 24, Number 1 Spring 2014

Marriage, Parenthood, and Public Policy
Ron Haskins, National Affairs, Spring 2014

The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: A Family-Strengthening Program for Low-Income Families: Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April 2014

Study on Children of Seriously Wounded Service Members
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, March 2014

Teen Births Are Falling: What’s Going On?
Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip Levine, The Brookings Institution, March 2014

Single Parent Snapshot 2014
Tim Casey, Legal Momentum, March 2014

Young Dads and Disadvantage
Institute for Research on Poverty and the Morgridge Center for Public Service, February 2014

Reducing Teen Childbearing among Latinos: An Innovative Anti-Poverty Strategy
Child Trends, December 2013

Through the Eyes of a Child: Life with a Mother in Prison
Volunteers of America, December 2013

Economic Insecurity in Children's Lives: Changes Over the Course of the Great Recession
Lisa Dubay and Elena Zarabozo, Urban Institute, September 2013

The Parenting Gap
Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard, Center on Children & Families, The Brookings Institution, September 2013

Divergent Paths of American Families
Zhenchao Qian, US2010 and the Ohio State University Department of Sociology, September 2013

Reducing the Effects of Poverty through Early Childhood Interventions
Katherine Magnuson, Institute for Research on Poverty, August 2013

The Rise of Single Fathers
Pew Research Center, July 2013

KIDS COUNT Data Book 2013
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2013

Food Insecurity in Households with Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics, 2010-2011
Alisha Coleman-Jensen, William McFall and Mark Nord, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, June 2013

Map the Meal Gap 2013
Feeding America, June 2013

The Millennial Squeeze
Tamara Draut,The American Prospect, May 2013

The Wealthy Kids Are All Right
Chuck Collins,The American Prospect, May 2013

What About the Kids?
The American Prospect, May 2013

Disconnected Mothers and the Well-Being of Children
Olivia Golden, Marla McDaniel, Pamela J. Loprest and Alexandra Stanczyk, Urban Institute,
May 2013

The APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty: A Strategic Road-Map
              American Pediatric Association, May 2013

Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women with a Recent Birth: 2011
Rachel M. Shattuck and Rose M. Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau, May 2013

Family Complexity and Poverty
Rebekah Ludwig, Institute for Research and Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2013

Wayward Sons: The Emerging Gender Gap in Labor Markets and Education
David Autor and Melanie Wasserman, Third Way, March 2013

Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America
Jason S. Carroll, Kay Hymowitz, Kelleen Kaye and W. Bradford Wilcox, National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and the RELATE Institute, March 2013

U.S. Social Policy Dependence on the Family 
Henry Potrykus and Patrick Fagan,  Marriage and Religion Research Institute, February 2013

Strengthening Low-Income Families: A Research Agenda for Parenting, Relationship, and Fatherhood Programs 
MDRC, February 2013

Basic Facts About Low-Income Children
Sophia Addy, William Engelhardt and Curtis Skinner National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2013
The Recession's Ongoing Impact on Children 2012: Indicators of Children's Economic Well-Being 
Julia B. Isaacs and Olivia Healy, First Focus and The Urban Institute, December 2012

Recessions Accelerate Trend of Wives as Breadwinners
Kristin Smith, Carsey Institute, December 2012

Married...without Means
Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research, November 2012

Young Children at Risk: National and State Prevalence of Risk Factors
Taylor Robbins, Shannon Stagman and Sheila Smith, National Center for Children in Poverty, October 2012

America's Report Card 2012: Children in the U.S.
First Focus and Save the Children, October 2012

Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence
Caroline Ratcliffe and Signe-Mary McKernan, Urban Institute, September 2012

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011
Margaret Andrews, Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Steven Carlson and Mark Nord, USDA Economic Research Service, September 2012

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2012

Portrait of Inequality 2012: Hispanic Children in America 
Children's Defense Fund, July 2012

Portrait of Inequality 2012: Black Children in America 
Children's Defense Fund, July 2012

KIDS COUNT Data Book 2012
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 2012

A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students 
Jenny Egan and Lara S. Kaufmann, National Women's Law Center, June 2012

The Characteristics and Circumstances of Teen Fathers: At the Birth of Their First Child and Beyond 
Mindy E. Scott, Nicole R. Steward-Streng, Jennifer Manlove and Kristin A. Moore, Child Trends, June 2012

Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2012
Feeding America, June 2012

Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents
National Partnership for Women and Families, May 2012

Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, May 2012

Policy Solutions for Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy
Adam Thomas, The Brookings Institution, March 2012

The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Early Impacts on Low-Income Families
JoAnn Hsueh, Desiree Principe Alderson, Erika Lundquist, Charles Michalopoulos, Daniel Gubits, David Fein and Virginia Knox, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, February 2012

The SNAP Vaccine: Boosting Children's Health
Children's HealthWatch, February 2012

When the Bough Breaks: The Effects of Homelessness on Young Children
Child Trends, February 2012

Food Hardship in America 2011
Food Research and Action Center, February 2012

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Children Living in High-Poverty Communities
Annie E. Casey Foundation, February 2012

Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2010
Sophia Addy and Vanessa R. Wight, National Center for Children in Poverty, February 2012

Hunger and Poverty Hurt African-American Women and Children
Bread for the World Institute, February 2012

It's Dinnertime: A Report on Low-Income Families' Efforts to Plan, Shop for and Cook Healthy Meals
Share Our Strength and the ConAgra Foods Foundation, January 2012

Strengthening Economic Security for Children Living in LGBT Families 
Movement Advancement Project, the Family Equality Council and the Center for American Progress, January 2012

Toward a Two-Generation Strategy: Voices of American Families
ASCEND at the Aspen Institute, December 2011

A Half-Empty Plate: Fruit and Vegetable Affordability and Access Challenges in America
Food Research and Action Center, December 2011

The Recession's Ongoing Impact on America's Children: Indicators of Children's Economic Well-Being through 2011
Julia B. Isaacs, First Focus, December 2011

Overlooked and Underpaid: Number of Low-Income Working Families Increases to 10.2 Million
Brandon Roberts, Deborah Povich and Mark Mather, The Working Poor Families Project, 
Winter 2011-2012

America's Youngest Outcasts 2010 
Ellen L. Bassuk, Christina Murphy, Natalie Thompson Coupe, Rachael R. Kenney and Corey Anne Beach, The National Center on Family Homelessness, December 2011

Tightening Squeeze: The Declining Expenditures on Food by American Households 
Jim Weill, Hannah Emple and Rachel Cooper, Food Research and Action Center, December 2011

Overcrowding and Frequent Moves Undermine Children's Health 
Kathryn Bailey, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Diana Becker Cutts, John T. Cook, Sharon Coleman, Deborah A. Frank, Children's HealthWatch, November 2011

Head Start: Supporting Success for Children and Families 
National Women's Law Center, November 2011

Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers: Final Impact Report for the Pilot Employment Programs 
Kye Lippold and Elaine Sorensen, The Urban Institute, October 2011

Rent Burden, Housing Subsidies and the Well-being of Children and Youth 
Yumiko Aratani, Michelle Chau, Vanessa R. Wight and Sophia Addy, National Center for Children in Poverty, November 2011

Today's Children, Tomorrow's America: Six Experts Face the Facts
Eugene Steuerle, Robert D. Reischauer, Margaret Simms, Olivia Golden, Kim Rueben and Lisa Dubay , Urban Institute, October 2011

Boost to SNAP Benefits Protected Young Children's Health
Elizabeth L. March, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Kathryn Bailey, John Cook, Sharon Coleman, Ashley Schiffmiller and Deborah A. Frank, Children's HealthWatch, October 2011

Hunger in America: Suffering We all Pay For 
Donald S. Shepard, Elizabeth Setren and Donna Cooper, Center for American Progress, 
October 2011

More Poor Kids in More Poor Places: Children Increasingly Live Where Poverty Persist 
Kenneth M. Johnson, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Andrew Schaefer, Carsey Institute, 
October 2011

Work-Family Conflict: Look to Employers and Communities for Solutions
Ron Haskins, Jane Waldfogel and Sara McLanahan, The Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University and The Brookings Institution, Fall 2011

Future of Children Journal: Work and Family
The Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University and The Brookings Institution, V. 21 No. 2, Fall 2011

Beds Not Buses: Housing vs. Transportation for Homeless Students
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, September 2011

Reducing Poverty and Increasing Marriage Rates among Latinos and African Americans 
Algernon Austin, Economic Policy Institute, September 2011

Hunger and Poverty among Latino Immigrant Children
Bread for the World Institute, September 2011

Household Food Security in the United States in 2010
Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson, USDA Economic Research Service, September 2011

Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011
Feeding America, August 2011

Six Ways that States and School Districts Can Make It Easier for Children in Foster Care to Get Free Meals at School
Nate Frentz and Zoe Neuberger, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, August 2011

Food Hardship in America 2010: Households with and without Children
Food Research and Action Center, August 2011

KIDS COUNT Data Book 2011
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2011

The Marginalization of Marriage in Middle America
W. Bradford Wilcox and Andrew J. Cherlin, 
Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution, August 2011

US Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children
Diana Becker Cutts; Alan F. Meyers; Maureen M. Black; Patrick H. Casey; Mariana Chilton; T. Cook; Joni Geppert; Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba; Timothy Heeren; Sharon Coleman; Ruth Rose-Jacobs and Deborah A. Frank, American Journal of Public Health, 
August 2011, Vol 101, No. 8

State of America's Children 2011 
Children's Defense Fund, July 2011

Restoring Work by Poor Fathers 
Lawrence M. Mead and Ron Haskins, Center on Children & Families, The Brookings Institution, July 2011

House WIC Cuts Would End Food Assistance for 300,000 to 450,000 Low-Income Women and Children
Zoe Neuberger and Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 2011

Supporting Fathers
Seedco, June 2011

Medicaid Works: A Review of How Public Insurance Protects the Health and Finances of Children and Other Vulnerable Populations 
Leighton Ku and Christine Ferguson, First Focus, June 2011

Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain?
Jane Waldfogel, First Focus, June 2011

Federal Programs that Protect Young Children's Health
Children's HealthWatch, June 2011

Child Care Choices of Low-Income Working Families 
Ajay Chaudry, Juan Pedroza, Heather Sandstrom, Anna Danziger, Michel Grosz, Molly M. Scott and Sarah Ting, Urban Institute, May 2011

Young Disadvantaged Men: Father, Families, Poverty, and Policy 
Not Working: Unemployment Among Married Couples 
Poor Children by Parents' Nativity: What Do We Know? 
National Center for Children in Poverty, April 2011

Energy Assistance Programs Benefitted 48 Percent More Households During Recession: Proposed Cuts Threaten Vulnerable Families Jessica A. Bean, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, April 2011Unique Opportunity to Improve School Meals Applications Zoe Neuberger and Abby Lane, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, April 2011Food Security Improved Following the 2009 ARRA Increase in SNAP Benefits Mark Nord and Mark Prell, USDA Economic Research Service, April 2011Second Chance Homes: A Resource for Teen Mothers Kristine M. Andrews and Kristin A. Moore, Child Trends, April 2011Multigenerational Households Are IncreasingRodney Harrell, Enid Kassner and Carlos Figueiredo, AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2011A Hand Up: How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2011Nicholas Johnson and Erica Williams, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, April 2011Welfare Reform at Age 15: A Vanishing Safety Net for Women and ChildrenLegal Momentum, April 2011Parental Relationship Quality and Child Outcomes Across SubgroupsKristin A. Moore, Andrea Kinghorn and Tawana Bandy, Child Trends, April 2011Diverging Pathways: How Wealth Shapes Opportunity for ChildrenInsight Center for Community Economic Development, April 2011A Two-Generational Child-Focused ProgramEnhanced with Employment ServicesJoAnn Hsueh, Erin Jacobs and Mary Farrell, MDRC, March 2011SNAP Take-up Among Immigrant Families with ChildrenCurtis Skinner, National Center for Children in Poverty, March 2011Too Many Hurdles: Barriers to Receiving SNAP Put Children's Health at RiskChildren's HealthWatch, March 2011Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2004-2006U.S. Census Bureau, March 2011Paid Family Leave: Why the Family and Medical Leave Act Fails to Meet the Needs of America's Working FamiliesLauren Damme, New America Foundation, March 2011Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in AmericaWendy Cervantes and Donald J. Hernandez, First Focus and the Foundation for Child Development, March 2011Paid Family Leave: Why the Family and Medical Leave Act Fails to Meet the Needs of America's Working FamiliesLauren Damme, New America Foundation, March 2011Food Hardship in America-2010, Food Research and Action Center, March 2011LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children's Health Children's HealthWatch, February 2011Behind Closed Doors: The Hidden Health Impacts of Being Behind on Rent, Elizabeth March; Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba; John T. Cook; Kathryn Bailey; Diana Becker Cutts; Alan F. Meyers; and Deborah A. Frank, Children's HealthWatch, January 2011Who Are America's Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities Among Children in the United StatesDavid Seith and Elizabeth Isakson, National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2011U.S. Conference of Mayors 2010 Status Report on Hunger & HomelessnessThe U.S. Conference of Mayors, December 2010Child Care Instability: Definitions, Context, and Policy ImplicationsGina Adams and Monica Rohacek, Urban Institute, December 2010The Children Left Behind: A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-Being in the World's Rich CountriesUNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, December 2010Great Recession Hit Hard at America's Working Poor: Nearly 1 in 3 Working Families in United States are Low-IncomeBrandon Roberts, Deborah Povich and Mark Mather, The Working Poor Families Project,Winter 2010-2011Child Poverty During the Great Recession: Predicting State and Child Poverty Rates for 2010Julia B. Isaacs, First Focus and Brookings Institution, December 2010More Than One in Ten American Households Relies on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program BenefitsJessica A. Bean and Marybeth J. Mattingly, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, December 2010We Dream a World: The 2025 Vision for Black Men and BoysThe 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys, December 2010Children of Immigrants: Economic Well-BeingAjay Chaudry and Karina Fortuny, Urban Institute, November 2010Strategies to Combat Childhood Hunger in Four U.S. CitiesThe United States Conference of Mayors and Sodexo, Inc., November 2010Hard Times Made Harder: Struggling Caregivers and Child NeglectWendy A. Walsh, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, November 2010The Effect of the Recession on Child Well-BeingKatherine Sell, Sarah Zlotnik, Kathleen Noonan and David Rubin,PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and First Focus, November 2010Household Food Security in the United States, 2009Mark Nord, Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson,Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2010Children of Immigrants: Healthy Beginnings Derailed by Food InsecurityChildren's HealthWatch, October 2010A Challenge to Our Nation: Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino KidsLeticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright, Half in Ten Campaign and the National Council of La Raza, October 2010Low-Income Hispanic Children Need Both Private and Public Food AssistanceSheila R. Zedlewski and Michael Martinez-Schiferl, Urban Institute, October 2010Emergency Food Assistance Helps Many Low-Income Hispanic ChildrenMichael Martinez-Schiferl and Sheila R. Zedlewski, Urban Institute, October 2010Big Ideas: Game-Changers for ChildrenJobs for the Future, Achieving the Dream, Time to Completion and the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, October 2010Wives as Breadwinners: Wives' Share of Family Earnings Hits Historic High during the Second Year of the Great Recession (pdf) Kristin Smith, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, September 2010Young Child Poverty in 2009: Rural Poverty Rate Jumps to Nearly 29 Percent in Second Year of Recession (pdf) Marybeth J . Mattingly and Michelle L. Stransky, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, September 2010Smallest Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis: Children in the District of ColumbiaJennifer Comey and Michel Grosz, Urban Institute, September 2010Marriage: America's Greatest Weapon Against Child PovertyRobert Rector, The Heritage Foundation, September 2010Earning More, Receiving Less: Loss of Benefits and Child HungerChildren's HealthWatch, September 2010Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: Why Tackling Child Poverty During the Great Recession Makes Economic SenseHarry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, Center for American Progress and the Half in Ten Campaign, September 2010Who Are America's Children? Examining Food Insecurity Among Children in the United StatesVanessa R. Wight, Kalyani Thampi and Jodie Briggs, National Center for Children in Poverty, August 2010A Critical Moment: Child & Youth Homelessness in Our Nation's SchoolsNational Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and First Focus, July 20102010 KIDS COUNT Data BookAnnie E. Casey Foundation, July 2010U.S. Family Structure and the Economic Mobility of ChildrenYoung Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy. An Introduction to the IssuesTimothy M. Smeeding, Irwin Garfinkel and Ronald B. Mincy, Institute for Research on Poverty, June 2010U.S. Family Structure and the Economic Mobility of ChildrenThomas DeLeire and Leonard M. Lopoo, Economic Mobility Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, May 2010U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity (pdf) Guttmacher Institute, January 2010The Strengths of Poor Families (pdf) Sherylls Valladares and Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, May 2009Changing Poverty and Changing Antipoverty PoliciesMaria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger, Institute for Research on Poverty, April 2009Births: Preliminary Data for 2007 (pdf) United State Department of Health and Human Services, March 2009National Campaign Analysis: Preliminary 2007 Teen Birth DataThe National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, March 2009Navigating the Child Support System: Lessons from the Fathers at Work Initiative Laura Wyckoff, Mary McVay and Dee Wallace, Public/Private Ventures, February 2009Reducing Poverty by Revitalizing Marriage in Low-Income Communities: A Memo to President-elect ObamaRobert E. Rector, The Heritage Foundation, January 2009Rebuild the Nation's Child Welfare System (pdf) The Annie E. Casey Foundation, January 2009Fragile Families and the Reproduction of PovertySara McLanahan, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 2009Teen Births: Examining the Recent Increase (pdf)Kristin Anderson Moore,Child Trends and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, October 2008The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S.Community Affairs Offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program, October 2008The Impact of Government Programs on Reproductive Health Disparities: Three Case StudiesHeather Boonstra, Guttmacher Policy Review, Summer 2008Why it Matters: Teen Pregnancy, Poverty and Income Disparity (PDF)The National Campaign to Prevent Teen PregnancyThe Next Stage for Social Policy: Encouraging Work, Family Formation among Low-Income MenAdam Carasso, Harry Holzer, Elaine Maag, C. Eugene Steuerle, Tax Policy Center, October 2008 Cohabitation and Marriage Rules in State TANF ProgramsRobert A. Moffitt, Robert T. Reville, Anne Winkler, and Jane Mcclure Burstain, RAND Corporation, June 2008State Strategies to Reduce Child and Family Poverty Susan Golonka and Linda Hoffman, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, June 2008 Parents Work, Depressive Symptoms, Children, and Family Economic Mobility: What Can Ethnography Tell Us?Roberta R. Iversen, and Annie Laurie Armstrong, University of Pennsylvania Business, July 2007The Behavioral Aspects of PovertyIsabel V. Sawhill, The Public Interest, Fall 2003Work and Marriage: The Way to End Poverty and WelfareRon Haskins and Isabel V. Sawhill, Brookings Institution, September 2003Ending Poverty in America: Using Carrots and Sticks Ron Haskins and Isabell V. Sawhill, The American Prospect, May 2007Testimony before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and MeansIsabel Sawhill, Ph.D., The Brookings Institution, April 2007By the Numbers: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing (PDF)Saul D. Hoffman, Ph.D., The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, October 2006Service Delivery and Evaluation Design Options for Strengthening and Promoting Healthy MarriagesJennifer Ehrle Macomber, Julie Murray, and Matthew Stagner, Urban Institute, February 2005
Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress, May 2011

An introduction by special editors Timothy M. Smeeding, Irwin Garfinkel and Ronald B. Mincy, special volume of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 635, May 2011