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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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Paid Family Leave in Canada

The subject of heated political discussions in the United States right now has been a routine part of Canadian life for decades. Both maternity and parental leave are uncontroversial north of the border for those on the left and the right. That said, Canadian parental leave is not problem free and is subject to ongoing conversations about improvements. While we have our own thoughts on how Canadian family leave might improve, at the most basic level, it is a social good to both allow and encourage parents to spend time bonding with their new babies.  Read More

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Teens and Tech: What Difference Does Family Structure Make?

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Protecting Teens From Big Tech

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Marriage Still Matters

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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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