PRB Topic Feed: Marriage/ Family/Topics/MarriageFamily.aspx Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on FamiliesNew studies add to the growing body of research on the toll U.S. mass incarceration is taking on prisoner’s children and families. Three recent articles in the journal Demography document the spillover effects of the prison boom on family poverty, couples’ relationship stability, and child well-being. 03/09/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Mass-Incarcerations-Toll-on-Families.aspx85393baa-79cd-49a1-828e-13fd3e33bb55Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in JapanIncreasingly, young Japanese women are dispensing with tradition and getting married after getting pregnant.07/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ShotgunWeddingsaSignoftheTimesinJapan.aspxc0bf6835-11de-494c-a034-357e7dd74f5bThe Dynamics of Family PlanningSince the early 1960s, many countries have instituted large-scale programs to provide contraceptive protection to their populations. Since that time, hundreds of national surveys have been conducted and statistics have been collected from clinics and health centers at local levels. The rich data sets that have appeared over the years permit insights into the dynamics of how large-scale family planning programs do and do not work well.11/09/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Dynamics-of-Family-Planning-Key-Demographic-Insights.aspx686bf7b4-51cd-4eb3-828a-64935b18a82fFaith-Based Organizations Have a Large Role to Play in Addressing Gender-Based ViolenceThe importance of engaging faith leaders in the effort to transform masculinities, prevent SGBV, and provide a safe space for survivors of SGBV remains critical given the role of religious leaders in setting gender norms. Since SGBV is often associated with stigma, it is vital that survivors feel supported by their religious communities. 10/18/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Faith-Based-Organizations-Have-Large-Role-Addressing-Gender-Based-Violence.aspx719fa9f3-f3a7-4f2b-bc7b-f7d2fd42fa45Marriage & MotherhoodResults from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey show that close to 30 percent of women ages 15 to 50 who gave birth in 1999-2000 were unmarried.05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/MarriageMotherhood.aspxde913413-ca93-461d-81bd-9fe7288f5b8aDiversity, Poverty Characterize Female-Headed HouseholdsOver the past 30 years in the U.S., the percentage of female-headed households with children has increased most rapidly among blacks, but this trend appears to have slowed in recent years. 03/03/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/DiversityPovertyCharacterizeFemaleHeadedHouseholds.aspxab979f4f-9c1a-4b53-89f5-9a866c90ce2dSolitaire Set Continues to GrowBetween 1970 and 2002, the percentage of U.S. adults who lived alone increased from 8 percent to 14 percent. 03/03/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/SolitaireSetContinuestoGrow.aspx945aa4d5-6531-4288-9743-38f5c4d97a13Americans Increasingly Opting Out of MarriageOver the past 25 years, the percentage of people who have never been married increased from 24 percent to 29 percent.03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/AmericansIncreasinglyOptingOutofMarriage.aspx7fdd490f-481d-47c4-be4e-81a11f6e933fWhile U.S. Households Contract, Homes ExpandThe U.S. Census Bureau reports that average new single-family homes are almost 1.5 times the size of 1970 homes. This trend suggests that families want more living space than they did 30 years ago. But do American families need more space? 03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/WhileUSHouseholdsContractHomesExpand.aspx4a740cb4-9ac1-4748-bf44-c1d7fae5f7e7More U.S. Women Outearning Their HusbandsOn average, women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, but there is also an increasing number of families in which wives earn more money than their husbands.03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/MoreUSWomenOutearningTheirHusbands.aspx48943bc6-11d4-4bef-91ce-f92c1b46bb13