- CCF’s Joshua Coleman on the Complicated Realities of Parental EstrangementRead his thoughts in his new essay for Aeon, “Modern culture blames parents for forces beyond their control“
- Media Messages to Young Girls: Does “Sexy Girl” Trump “Girl Power”?Children face continued social isolation this fall, with 21 of the 25 largest school districts in the country choosing remote learning instead of in-person classes.
- “The Tool We Have”: Why Child Protective Services Investigates So Many Families and How Even Good Intentions BackfireA briefing paper prepared by Kelley Fong from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Before and during COVID-19: Telecommuting, Work-Family Conflict, and Gender EqualityBefore and During COVID-19: Telecommuting, Work-Family Conflict, and Gender Equality A briefing paper prepared by Thomas Lyttelton (Yale Sociology), Emma Zang (Yale Sociology), and Kelly Musick (Cornell Policy Analysis and Management) for the Council on […]
- CCF’S Stephanie Coontz Interviewed by Legacy Washington“Legacy Washington recently recorded an interview with author/historian Stephanie Coontz. Watch Legacy Washington historian Bob Young interview Coontz, an expert on family and marriage whose writing influenced the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex […]
- Long-term Risks to Children from Economic Toll of COVID-19Although children appear to be less vulnerable than adults to serious COVID-19 medical complications, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that they are disproportionately endangered by the pandemic’s economic toll.
- CCF’s Stephanie Coontz featured in Rolling StoneRead her thoughts on the challenges mothers are facing in “Coronavirus Is Killing the Working Mother”
- How Dads Make a Difference for Their ChildrenJune 18, 2020 Fast Facts for Father’s Day (June 21, 2020): A fact sheet prepared by Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Ohio State University and Kari Adamsons, University of Connecticut for the Council on Contemporary Families Mentally…Dads foster […]
- When “Helicopters” Go to School: Who Gets Rescued and Who Gets Left Behind?When “Helicopters” Go to School: Who Gets Rescued and Who Gets Left Behind? A briefing paper prepared by Jessica McCrory Calarco, Indiana University, for the Council on Contemporary Families. We’ve all read about – and […]
- Transgender Youth Allowed to Use Their Chosen Name Have Fewer Mental Health ProblemsA Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Download a PDF of the Brief Stephen T. Russell, Amanda M. Pollitt, Gu Li, and Arnold H. Grossman […]
- Who Goes to Jail for Child Support Debt?A Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Elizabeth Cozzolino Introduction Child support enforcement aims to increase child well-being by ensuring that noncustodial parents contribute to children’s […]
- Parenting Patterns, Racial Discrimination, and African American Adolescents’ Psychological and Academic OutcomesA Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Fatima Varner, Yang Hou, Tajma Hodzic, Noelle M. Hurd, Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, and Stephanie J. Rowley Introduction Declines in […]
- What are the Effects of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Depression and Thoughts of Death on Their Children’s Level of Parental Connectedness?A Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Susan De Luca, Yan Yueqi, and Yolanda Padilla Introduction Mental health outcomes such as depression are often passed […]
- Open Defecation and Anemia in Children: The Case of NepalA Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Download a PDF of the Brief Diane Coffey, Michael Geruso, and Dean Spears Introduction Anemia—defined by low levels of […]
- Is Dropping out of High School More Likely after Stressful Life Events?A Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Veronique Dupéré, Eric Dion, Tama Leventhal, Isabelle Archambault, Robert Crosnoe, and Michel Janosz Introduction High school dropout is […]
- News From CCF: Child-Rearing Norms and Practices in Contemporary American FamiliesFor 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 […]
- Child-Rearing Norms and Practices in Contemporary American FamiliesThe majority of American parents are doing well on key parenting indicators, despite some differences by family type. But America has higher proportions of poor and low-income children than other developed nations, and poverty explains […]