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Research and policy digest – March 2013

By OnePlusOne, 15 March 2013

OnePlusOne’s 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 researchers.


Research and statistics

2011 Census: Key Statistics and Quick Statistics for Wards and Output Areas in England and Wales

Further census data on families and individuals from the ONS.

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2011

This report provides the main findings of the 2011 survey in the childcare and Early Years survey of parents series, and largely updates the statistical content of the 2010 survey.

72 per cent of women find their partners irritating 

NatCen present a subset of data on partners from the Understanding Society dataset.


Policy and practice

Try to see it my way: improving relationship support for men

This report from Relate recognises and discusses why men are less willing to seek help or support for relationship problems.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on Measures of Child Poverty

JRF’s response to the Department for Education on ‘Measuring Child Poverty: a consultation on better measures of child poverty’.

ISER Working Paper: Breastfeeding and child cognitive outcomes

Based on data from the Millennium Cohort Study, this paper estimates the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child development using exogenous variation in breastfeeding support policies across UK maternity hospitals.


Journal articles

A randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of premarital intervention: Moderators of divorce outcomes.

Markman, H. J.; Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M. and Peterson, K. M. (2013). Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 27 (1)

Financial strain and stressful events predict newlyweds’ negative communication independent of relationship satisfaction.

Williamson, H. C.; Karney, B. R.; Bradbury, T. N. (2013). Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 27 (1)

Marital adjustment as a moderator for genetic and environmental influences on parenting.

Ulbricht, J. A., Ganiban, J. M., Button, T., Feinberg, M., Reiss, D., Neiderhiser, J. M. (2013). Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 27 (1)

Associations Among Marital Qualities, Supportive and Undermining Coparenting, and Parenting Self-Efficacy: Testing Spillover and Stress-Buffering Processes

Merrifield, K. A., Gamble, W. C. (2013). Journal of Family Issues

Effects of Divorce and Cohabitation Dissolution on Preschoolers’ Literacy

Fagan, J. (2013). Journal of Family Issues

Couple-oriented interventions for chronic illness: Where do we go from here?

Martire, L. M. (2013). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Childhood family environment, social competence, and health across the lifespan

Luecken, L. J., Roubinov, D. S., Tanaka, R. (2013). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Understanding the links between social ties and health: On building stronger bridges with relationship science

Uchino, B. N. (2013). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Health, emotion, and relationships

Butler, E. A., Sbarra, D. A. (2013). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

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