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
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
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
For more, see here.