PRB Topic Feed: Marriage/ Family/Topics/MarriageFamily.aspxIncreased Cohabitation Changing Children's Family SettingsResearchers estimate that about 40 percent of U.S. children will spend some time in a cohabiting family before their 16th birthday.10/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/IncreasedCohabitationChangingChildrensFamilySettings.aspxfc64d45b-cd6a-4480-aedb-40446a66de78Domestic Violence in Developing Countries: An Intergenerational CrisisA comparative study using nationally representative information on domestic violence in nine developing countries finds that women whose fathers abused their mothers are twice as likely to suffer domestic abuse themselves.09/14/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/DomesticViolenceinDevelopingCountriesAnIntergenerationalCrisis.aspxfc0b7f8d-fedc-4d30-af43-1cb30050cfcbIn U.S., Proportion Married at Lowest Recorded LevelsMarriage rates have dropped precipitously among young adults during the past decade, and the decline has accelerated since the onset of the recession. The data suggest that more young couples are delaying marriage or foregoing matrimony altogether, likely as an adaptive response. 09/28/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usmarriagedecline.aspxf94d84ce-d841-497c-a76e-6f6104c8960dTime With Parents Key for Adolescents The more time mothers spent engaged in activities with their adolescent children, the less teens were involved in delinquent behavior, according to a study in the most recent issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.04/24/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/parental-time.aspxf6d5cbcc-6368-444e-9071-92456cace691Do Family Policies Work? Evidence From Europe and the United StatesFrances Goldscheider, professor emerita at Brown University and senior scholar at Child Trends discussed policies with positive impact on demographic trends in Europe and in the United States during a PRB policy seminar.03/08/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/familypoliciespolicyseminar.aspxf158f91e-75aa-4c72-b4bf-6836a05f6f91More U.S. Children Raised by GrandparentsGrowing numbers of children in the United States are living with a grandparent. In 2010, about one in 14 U.S. children (7 percent) lived in a household headed by a grandparent—for a total of 5.4 million children, up from 4.7 million in 2005.03/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/US-children-grandparents.aspxf129a72d-a3a9-4825-b2b6-ef1b171a661eDespite Challenges, Ending Early Marriage in Ethiopia Is PossibleEarly marriage remains a deeply rooted tradition in Ethiopian communities, perpetuated by poverty, a lack of education and economic opportunities, and social customs that limit the rights of women and girls. 04/22/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/child-marriage-ethiopia.aspxeb634be6-0af1-4903-952a-0974351a543bU.S. Marriage Promotion Plan Must Consider Social, Economic Context to SucceedPresident Bush’s $1.5 billion proposal to promote marriage, especially among low-income couples, is likely to have mixed results at best. Preventing unwed childbearing may be more important than promoting marriage in keeping women and children out of poverty.03/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/USMarriagePromotionPlanMustConsiderSocialEconomicContexttoSucceed.aspxdaa1a8fe-3c4b-4964-bf48-810f1520ec0eMarriage and Partnership Turnover for American FamiliesThe United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world and American children are more likely to see their parents' union break up than children in most other developed countries, reported Andrew Cherlin, Griswold Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. 06/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usmarriagepolicyseminar.aspxd0223cd7-21f6-4f95-a838-77f29d4fbaeaMost Americans Marry Within Their RaceOne in seven new marriages in 2008 was either interracial or between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic, unions encompassed by the term "intermarriages." This is double the percentage of intermarriages in 1980, but still relatively low.08/05/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usintermarriage.aspxcd49aa66-c6a2-4cd0-96d2-f0981e52df9e