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.

Featured COntent:
40% of America’s children live in a cohabiting household by age 12.
3mil children live with unmarried parents.
4 in 10 U.S. births to unmarried women.
42% of newly married Americans face a risk for divorce in their lifetimes.
50% of people between 15-44 have cohabited in their lifetimes.
23% of American children live in single-mother families.
Divorce Q&A Website

​Have questions about the causes and consequences of divorce?  Our specially designed divorce education website will help you find the answers you need.

Go to YourDivorceQuestions.Org

Video Resources

Below are a variety of video resources featuring IFS Experts discussing important marriage and family topics:

 

Be a Man. Get Married. 

PragerU

Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.

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Poverty, Family, and Economics

AEI

An interview with Brad Wilcox, AEI visiting scholar and director of the National Marriage Project at University of Virginia, on the importance of marriage for social mobility, the growing marriage divide, and how to build successful marriages.

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BBC One Breakfast

Prof Brad Wilcox discusses the findings of his new study that reveals that the United Kingdom has one the highest rates of family instability in the developed world.

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How Marriage Helps a Man's Career

Fox News

An interview with Brad Wilcox discussing study revealing how marriage helps a man's career.

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Media Kit

For media inquiries, pleaes contact Rich Brake (rich@ifstudies.org). We encourage members of the media interested in learning more about the people and projects behind the work of the Institute for Family Studies to get started by perusing our "Media Kit" materials below.

Topical Resources (Articles & Reports):

Recent Blog Posts

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact Rich Brake (rich@ifstudies.org).

We encourage members of the media interested in learning more about the people and projects behind the work of the Institute for Family Studies to get started by perusing our "Media Kit" materials.

Media Kit

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