Monday, November 30, 2015

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of November 22, 2015

1. In The Paid Family Leave Debate, Pro-life, Pro-family Groups’ Own Policies Are All Over The MapWashington Post
In response to the question “Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose requiring companies to provide all full-time employees with paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child?” 82 percent of respondents overall strongly favor or favor the idea.

2. Divorce Rate At Lowest Level In 40 Years After Cohabitation Revolution, The Telegraph 
Jo Edwards, chair of the family law organisation Resolution, added: “The rise in cohabiting couples, the fastest growing type of household in Britain, may also play a role [in the changing divorce rates] - cohabitation separation is not included in these statistics."

3. Most Americans Think Their Own Marriage Is Better Than Others, Deseret News-BYU Survey Finds, The Deseret News National
"I think it suggests that marriage is still highly valued by Americans," said Andrew Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy and director of the Hopkins Population Center at Johns Hopkins University. "A few decades ago, I was not sure marriage was going to remain important, but it has in a way that's somewhat surprising to the doomsayers among us."

4. Asia Struggles For A Solution To Its ‘Missing Women’ Problem, Wall Street Journal
If the masculine sex ratios remain as high, in China, there would be as many as 186 single men for every 100 single women hoping to marry by midcentury, according to Dr. Guilmoto, since unmarried men from one year join the next year’s group seeking wives.

5. Millennials Delay Marriage In Order To Form A More Perfect Union, Poll Suggest, The Guardian 
“Marriage is almost like the last thing you do. It’s the last box you tick, rather than a way of getting to some of the other boxes,” Reeves said.

6.  A Pro-Family Child Tax Credit for the U.S., Family Studies
First, a reformed child tax credit (CTC) should be pro-marriage. . .Second, the reform should be pro-work. . . Lastly, CTC reform should contribute to family stability by consolidating the current array of benefits.

7. Teens’ Attitudes Toward Marriage Vary Widely Across Oklahoma, Family Studies
Overall, each group seemed to take the notion of marriage seriously, and they had by and large given the topic a great deal of thought.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of October 25, 2015

1. Why Men Should Also Worry About Waiting Too Long To Have Kids, Washington Post
[N]ew research suggests that many problematic genetic conditions may be more closely linked to the age of the father than the mother.

2. For Richer, Not Poorer: Marriage And The Growing Class Divide, US News and World Report
Researchers estimate that between one-fifth and two-fifths of the growth in family income inequality is due to a difference in marriage patterns between Americans of higher and lower socioeconomic status.
3. Divorce Rate In The U.S.: Geographic Variation, 2014, BGSU National Center for Marriage and Family Research
The divorce rate has dropped by almost a quarter (23%) in the past 35 years--the lowest it has been since 1970.

4. Are Parents Less Happy? Are Couples With Children Less Happy?, Sliding vs. Deciding Blog
Rather, we have pretty thin measures of personal and couple-level happiness that likely don't capture something many people experience when it comes to fulfillment and meaning in life that I'd call happiness as a family.

5. Can Marriage Heal a Broken Heart? Researchers Find Married Patients Fare Better After Heart Surgery, ABC News
According to the study, those who were unmarried had a 40 percent greater chance of dying or developing a new disability two years after their surgery. 

6. Family Structure Matters — Science Proves It, National Review
[S]tates with higher levels of married parenthood enjoy higher levels of growth, economic mobility for children growing up poor, and median family income, along with markedly lower levels of child poverty.

7. A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls, New York Times
Boys are more sensitive than girls to disadvantage. Any disadvantage, like growing up in poverty, in a bad neighborhood or without a father, takes more of a toll on boys than on their sisters. 

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