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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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A Family-wide Approach to Healthier Eating

America is in the grip of a metabolic crisis, with a significant majority of the population struggling with their weight and related chronic diseases. As I argued in my earlier blog, poor diet is the root cause. As always, prevention is better than cure. Feeding our children well is important not only for their well-being today, but to set them up for healthier life in the long term too. So, how do we do this? Here I set out some principles and suggestions for a family-wide approach to healthier eating.  Read More

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More Work, Fewer Babies

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The Protestant Family Ethic

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Teens in Quarantine

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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.
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