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Home Economics Report

Home Economics Report

IFS’ Home Economics Reports examine the multi-faceted connection between the strength of families and the vitality of the American economy. These reports educate business leaders, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public about the positive role that marriage and family plays in fostering free enterprise and economic growth. Past reports have focused on topics such as the relationship between family structure, employment, and per-capita income; how states with higher marriage rates enjoy greater growth and lower poverty; and whether the design of our welfare programs discourages marriage and family formation. 

World Family Map

World Family Map

IFS’ World Family Map Reports monitor the health of the family around the globe and explores the relationship between the welfare of children and the quality of family life in all major regions of the world. Each annual report features a catalog of leading family indicators which maps the health and status of families by country and region, as well as a lead essay that highlights a particular facet of child welfare that is influenced by various forms of family structure.

Regional Reports

Regional Reports

For these reports, IFS takes a look at various marriage and family topics from a local, state, and regional perspective. In these studies variations in family structure - like two-parent, single-parent, and cohabitation environments - are found to exert a significant impact on such important outcomes as educational attainment and economic inequality.

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