- New MAST Center Brief on Trends in Relationship Formation and StabilityThe Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center (MAST) recently released a new research brief, “Trends in Relationship Formation and Stability in the United States: Dating, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce.” Co-authored […]
- CCF’s Kristi Williams on WHYY PhiladelphiaListen here to see what CCF President of the Board Kristi Williams had to say about romantic love and the modern American marriage on WHYY Philadelphia’s “Solitude and the creative life”. […]
- National Spouses Day Is This Sunday…. Feeling Any Pressure?January 23, 2020 A fact sheet on prospects for marriage in contemporary America prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families by Daniel L. Carlson, University of Utah, and Stephanie Coontz, […]
- Defining Consent SymposiumDefining Consent takes an unflinching look at the thorny question, what should count as consent to sexual activity – and what should not? In the process, scholars document how to hard it is to define consent or even sexual activity in a college setting.
- CCF’s Kuperberg and Walker Publish New Research on College HookupsNew research by CCF Board Member, Arielle Kuperberg, published with CCF Member Alicia Walker in the Archives of Sexual Behavior examines heterosexual college students who hook up with same-sex partners. This […]
- The Date’s not Dead after all: New Findings on Hooking Up, Dating and Romantic Relationships in CollegeA Briefing Paper Prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families by Arielle Kuperberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Joseph E. Padgett, M.A., […]
- Renowned expert on the meaning of marriage, Stephanie Coontz, opines for the WPCCF Research Director and eminent expert on the history of marriage, Stephanie Coontz reflects on the blurred meaning of marital status in Single or married: Does it really matter anymore?, an […]
- Dating Partners Don’t Always Prefer “Their Own Kind”: Some Multiracial Daters Get Bonus Points in the Dating GameDating Partners Don’t Always Prefer “Their Own Kind”: Some Multiracial Daters Get Bonus Points in the Dating Game A briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families by Celeste […]
- Hoping for a Valentine’s Day date? Stop waiting to be asked!For Immediate Release Contact: Stephanie Coontz Coontzs@msn.com; 360-352-8117; cell 360-556-9223 CCF RESEARCH UPDATE: Hoping for a Valentine’s Day date? Stop waiting to be asked! University of Texas sociologist Shannon Cavanagh […]
- “Can I watch?” Sometimes women kissing women isn’t about youIs there more going on in the hookup scene than meets (men’s) eyes? The college hookup scene is typically understood as a male-dominated environment—where men are mainly in charge of sexual initiation, parties are often centered around fraternity houses, treating women as sex objects is common, and women engage in sexual displays, including kissing each other, in order to arouse male interest. Yet, in the forthcoming April 2014 issue of Gender & Society, a team of researchers observes that for some women the super-straight environment of college hookups is also a setting “to explore and to later verify bisexual, lesbian, or queer sexual identities.” Turns out public kissing and threesomes play an important role—and that not all of that sex play is about performing for men’s pleasure.
- Not everybody is hooking up at college—Here’s whyHas “hooking up” become the defining feature of college life? Does everyone do it? Does everyone want to? Most research on hooking up has examined college students who live on campus, or nearby, and hook up after alcohol-fueled parties. For example, the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS) of 21 colleges and universities shows that more than 70 percent of students, overall, hook up at some point in their college career. Even so, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a diverse urban, public university with more commuters than on-campus residents, suggests that college sex is something quite different for the typical commuting student.
- Women’s Education and their Likelihood of Marriage: A Historic ReversalBy Paula England Professor of Sociology New York University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 650-815-9308 Jonathan Bearak Ph.D. Candidate New York University Email: email@example.com Download Full Report as a PDF Download Full […]
- CCF Gender Revolution Symposium: In Sex and Romance, Not So Much Gender RevolutionBy Paula England, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology New York University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Back in the 1960s, feminist activists declared that “the personal is political,” meaning that seemingly innocuous personal interactions, […]
- Single And Unmarried Americans As Family And Community MembersAugust 30, 2011 By Naomi Gerstel, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology University of Massachusetts Download Full Report as a PDF Download Full Report as a Word Document Unmarried and singles’ week celebrates […]