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The Institute for Family Studies (IFS) is dedicated to strengthening marriage and family life, and advancing the well-being of children through research and public education. Addressing family life is what we do, and we invite you to learn more about ways to strengthen families in America and around the world.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Against Smartphones

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, governor of Arkansas, appears uncowed by Big Tech. Inspired by Jonathan Haidt’s new book Anxious Generation (which I reviewed favorably in American Affairs), on May 6, Sanders sent a letter to her fellow governors in all 50 states, exhorting them to “work together” in rescuing America’s children from the “dark sewer of social media and screen addiction.” The governor also forwarded copies of Anxious Generation, and highlighted its final chapter, where Haidt lays out a legislative agenda to get kids off of smartphones and social media. Read More

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Stronger Families, Safer Streets


Making Smartphones and App Stores Safe for Kids: Federal, State, and Industry Measures

Research Brief

What's the Plan? Cohabitation, Engagement, and Divorce


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Become your own marriage and family expert by browsing our various materials below on such trending topics as Divorce, Cohabitation, Dating, Fatherhood, Family Structure, Marital Health, and Parenting.

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4 in 10 U.S. births to unmarried women.
69% of America’s children live in two-parent families.
36.5% of single-mother families live in poverty.
40% of America’s children live in a cohabiting household by age 12.
Fatherhood Divorce Family Structure

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