Sunday, January 5, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, December 29, 2013

1. More Moms In Arizona Skip Marriage, AZ Central
In Arizona in 2012, 70 percent of the unmarried women who had babies had a high-school diploma or less.

2. Reclaiming Fatherhood After Afghanistan, The New York Times
I must have thrown away 20 rough drafts with tears in my eyes as I tried to describe to our unborn daughter how much I loved her, quietly fearing that she would never know me beyond those few words.

3. Healthily Ever After: Study Finds Happily Married Couples Enjoy Better Health, PennLive
The study followed 1,681 married individual over two decades – the longest study on the topic to date – and measured marital quality in terms of happiness and satisfaction as well as marital problems such as how often couples argued and over what.

4. Lowry: The Rich Aren’t Holding Back The Poor, The Salt Lake Tribune
"Census data show that if all Americans finished high school, worked full time at whatever job they then qualified for with their education, and married at the same rate as Americans had married in 1970, the poverty rate would be cut by around 70 percent — without additional government spending."

5. Single Fathers Seek Equal Opportunity, Battle Creek Enquirer
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 4 percent of children live with single fathers compared to 23.7 percent of children who live with single mothers.

6. Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), NREPP
The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) is a marriage and relationship education intervention that teaches couples (premarital and marital) how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance commitment and friendship.

7. Legacies of the War on Poverty, Lessons for the Future (EVENT), The National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Info: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST), Washington, DC

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