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New Census Data: Key Takeaways on Divorce, Marriage, and Fertility in the U.S.

More Anxiety, Fewer Children: Mental Health and Fertility in America

America’s Growing Religious-Secular Fertility Divide

After COVID: Unhappiness Is Worse Among Single and Non-Religious Americans

Is Remote Work Behind the Spike in U.S. Birth Rates?

Are Stay-at-Home Mothers Really Miserable?

The Demography of War: Ukraine vs. Russia

Too Risky to Wed in Your 20s? Not If You Avoid Cohabiting First

Does Getting Married Really Make You Happier?

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