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OnePlusOne Research and Policy Digest – August 2015

By OnePlusOne, 24 August 2015 Affairs, Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Conflict, Divorce, Early intervention, Employment, Health, Marriage, Mental health, Money, Parenting, Poverty, Pregnancy, Sex, Strengthening relationships, Stress, Transitions

OnePlusOne’s monthly roundup of the key research and policy news to emerge from the field of relationships, including the latest journal articles of interest to family and relationships practitioners and researchers.

Research and statistics

The Heart of Marriage
A collection of chapters compiled by Care for The Family based on the question “The heart of marriage is…”

Review of government initiatives for reconciling work and family life
This AIFS Research Report presents a review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and family responsibilities, highlighting innovative ideas and including a discussion of international trends and themes.

The Good Childhood Report 2015
This is The Children’s Society’s fourth Good Childhood Report – the latest in a series of reports providing insight into how children feel about their lives. The report is based on The Children’s Society and the University of York’s collaborative well-being research programme initiated a decade ago and now established as a world-leading programme of research on children’s subjective well-being.

Policy and practice

Curbing access to pornographic websites for under 18s
The Prime Minister is determined to introduce age verification mechanisms to restrict under 18s’ access to pornographic websites and is prepared to legislate to do so if the industry fails to self regulate.

In a consultation to be launched in the autumn, the government will seek views on how best to introduce measures that will further restrict under 18s’ access to pornographic websites.

New direction in Triple P research looks at harnessing the power of the family
An unusual collaboration is looking at whether a solution that has already helped millions around the world can be adapted and integrated to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.

University of Queensland researchers across the behavioural sciences, engineering, business and marine environmental management are working together with researchers from the newly formed Triple P Innovation Precinct to tackle issues such as food security, sustainability and energy poverty.

Benefit cap statistics show single parents hardest hit
A Press release from Gingerbread reporting on government statistics which show that single parents will be disproportionately affected by the benefit cap.

The Top Employers for Working Families 2015 Special Awards Case Studies
Working Families case study report on the practices that are successful in workplaces for working families.

Journal articles

Time Spent on Child Care by Fathers in Leadership Positions: The Role of Work Hours and Flextime
Martin Gasser (2015) Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15597291

Parental Well-being Surrounding First Birth as a Determinant of Further Parity Progression
Rachel Margolis and Mikko Myrskylä (2015) Demography. 52(4): 1147-1166.

How Childhood Circumstances Moderate the Long-Term Impact of Divorce on Father–Child Relationships
Matthijs Kalmijn (2015) Journal of Marriage and Family. 77(4): 921–938.

Temporal Ordering of Intimate Relationship Efficacy and Conflict
Matthew D. Johnson and Jared R. Anderson (2015) Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(4): 968-981.

The Interplay of Couple’s Shared Time, Women’s Intimacy, and Intradyadic Stress.
Milek, Anne; Butler, Emily A.; Bodenmann, Guy (2015) Journal of Family Psychology.

Treatment Response in Couple Therapy: Relationship Adjustment and Individual Functioning Change Processes.
Knobloch-Fedders, Lynne M.; Pinsof, William M.; Haase, Claudia M. (2015) Journal of Family Psychology,

Examining Attachment Avoidance and Attachment Anxiety Across Eight Sessions of Couple Therapy
Lee N. Johnson, Rachel B. Tambling, Kayla D. Mennenga, Scott A. Ketring, Megan Oka, Shayne R. Anderson, Scott C. Huff and Richard B Miller (2015) Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12136.

Beyond the Binary: Trans-Negotiations in Couple and Family Therapy
Shawn V. Giammattei (2015) Family Process. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12167.

Family Dynamics of the Stay-at-Home Father and Working Mother Relationship.
Cassie Rushing and Lisa Powell (2015) American Journal of Men’s Health. 9 (5): 410–20.

When Two Become One: Exploring Identity in Marriage and Cohabitation
Laura K. Soulsby and Kate M. Bennett (2015) Family Studies. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15598547.

Quality Counts: Developmental Shifts in Associations Between Romantic Relationship Qualities and Psychosocial Adjustment
Charlene Collibee and Wyndol Furman (2015) Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12403.

Queer Youth in Family Therapy
Rebecca G. Harvey and Linda Stone Fish (2015) Family Process. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12170.


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