Strong Families.
Sustainable Societies.

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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Less Poverty, Less Prison, More College

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Public Education

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.
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for being part of the Institute for Family Studies conversation. You are one of nearly four million yearly visitors to ifstudies.org. Strong marriages and stable families are the vital building blocks of a healthy society. For most of human history, this was a truth that hardly needed to be stated.

But today, marriage and family have become culturally, politically, and even economically deinstitutionalized. This has led to a great divide in marriage and family in America.

The family must be reinstituted as a safe harbor for all Americans.

The Institute for Family Studies is dedicated to building a new pro-marriage coalition in America, and to educating men and women about how best to foster a marriage culture that includes all strata of society. Please stand with us by making a donation to Institute for Family Studies today.

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Michael Toscano
Executive Director