The Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families.
Managing the Household is a Stressor for Mothers But Not Fathers
A new brief report from CCF takes a look at how cognitive labor related to household management influences well-being in different ways for mothers and fathers.
Between A Rock and A Hard Place: Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic About Health Concerns And US Mothers’ Employment
New research on how mothers’ concerns about community COVID-19 transmission affects their labor force participation.
CCF’s Stephanie Coontz Speaks at Opening of Legacy Washington’s New Exhibit on Marriage Equality
CCF Expert and Director of Research and Public Education Stephanie Coontz spoke at the recent opening of Legacy Washington’s “Love, Equally” exhibit.
CCF Board Member Maureen Perry-Jenkins Discusses New Book on NPR’s Think Podcast
Maureen talks with host Krys Boyd to discuss “the working conditions of parents who must return to work weeks after giving birth and the challenges they face raising healthy children.”
NEW FROM CCF! No More in the Shadows: Racism, Family Structure, and Black Families
Family formation has long been touted as a source of racial inequality, but what does the research actually say?
Introducing CCF’s 2022 Early Career Scholars
Through their fantastic research on American families, these scholars are already having quite the impact on their fields. Congratulations to all!
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