OnePlusOne Research and Policy Digest – May 2014
By opo_webmaster, 30 May 2014 Strengthening relationships
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
A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. The research shows that the risk of divorce among older married couples rises when the wife – but not the husband — becomes seriously ill.
The ONS presents a summary of households and the residents living in households in England and Wales in 2011 using the published census data on households and population. Significant findings for the relationships field include a reduction of ‘married couple’ households with a corresponding rise in ‘single parent’ and ‘cohabiting couple’ households.
A report from the Children’s Society and Step Change examining the extent of problem debt among families with children, the drivers of problem debt, and the impact that this has on children’s lives.
Coming out in June 2014, this special issue looks at the relationship between health and social relationships in later life. A preview of the articles and contact details for the authors are detailed in this pre-release.
A new Canadian study suggests that when a father helps with housekeeping tasks, their daughters are more likely to pursue higher paying careers.
Policy and practice
A series of infographics showing new parents’ attitudes to support and the differences between the expectations and reality of parenting.
Mercadante, C., Taylor, M. F. and Pooley, J. A. (2014) Marriage and Family Review, 50(4): 318-341.
Amato, P. R. and Anthony, C. J. (2014) Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(2): 370–386.
Lee, K H. and Zvonkovic, A. M. (2014) Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(4): 535-553
Lund, R., Christensen, U., Nilsson, C. J., Kriegbaum, M. and Rod, N. H. (2014) Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203675.
Goldscheider, F., Bernhardt, E. and Lappegård, T. (2014) Journal of Family Issues, 35(8): 995-999.
(The introduction to a special issue highlighting research on men’s increasing involvement in their families)
Cancian, M., Meyer, D. R., Brown, P. R. and Cook, S. T. (2014) Demography, doi: 10.1007/s13524-014-0307-8
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