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October 2014
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Divorce Rate Triples for Those 65 and Older

Despite an overall stable divorce rate over the past 22 years, this stability belies variation by age. While the divorce rate for adults under age 35 has decreased since 1990, for adults over age 35, the rate has increased. The most dramatic increase is found among those 65 and older, tripling from 2 in 1990 to 6 per 1,000 married individuals in 2012. For more information on the age variation in the divorce rate, see FP-14-16, and for the most recent estimates of national and state variation in the divorce rate, see the latest NCFMR Family Profile Divorce Rate in the U.S., 2013.

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Divorce Rates by 10-Year Age Groups, 1990 & 2012


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, VitalStats and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2012


Fee Speaks with NPR About Stigma of Formerly Obese


Holly Fee
Holly Fee, BGSU doctoral student (U.S. Census Bureau), discusses her 2012 published findings with NPR that appear in the journal Sociological Inquiry. Fee has conducted some of the only research on dating attitudes toward the formerly obese. 

The biggest fear, Fee says, is they believed these formerly obese individuals would regain their weight.

New at the NCFMR

Family Profiles

Original reports summarizing and analyzing nationally representative data with the goal of providing the latest analysis of U.S. families.

NCFMR in the News 

A full list of NCFMR in the News items and media links are available at NCFMR in the News.  
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Calendar of Events

November 2014

Call for Applications -- School of Advanced Research (SAR)
Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World
Date Due: November 1
Link to SAR

International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) San Antonio Fall Conference
Dates: November 3 - 4
Link to IOSSBR

2014 Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture Webcast -- Child Trends
The Developing Brain: Implications for Youth Programs
Date: November 5
Link to Child Trends

New Webinars to Connect Applicants to NIH Peer Review Experts
Meet the Experts
Dates: November 4, 5, 7, & 10
Link to NIH

9th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography -- Penn State Population Research Institute
Well-Being in Same-Sex Relationships, Lead Speaker: Dr. Wendy D. Manning
Date: November 5
Link to PSU

Call for Proposals -- American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 2015 Conference
Family & Consumer Sciences: Advancing the Field With New Technology
Date Due: November 9
Link to AAFCS

Free Webinar Series -- The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota Extension
Youth Development Brown Bag Webinar Series
Dates: November 12; January 14, March 11, & May 13, 2015
Link to U of M Extension

Call for Proposals -- Texas Council on Family Relations 2015 Conference
Promoting Healthy Families: Religion & Spirituality Today
Date Due: November 15
Link to TxCFR 

Call for Papers -- 6th International Community, Work, and Family Conference
Towards Meaningful Relations in Space and Time
Date Due: November 15
Link to Malmo University

Violence Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences & Human Behavior -- Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Young Adult Relationships and Intimate Partner Violence, Presented by Dr. Wendy D. Manning
Date: November 18
Link to Penn State PDF

Call for Papers -- Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC)
Date Due: November 19
Link to EQRC

2014 NCFR Annual Conference
Dates: November 19 - 22
Link to NCFR Conference Blog

Call for Papers -- American Men's Studies Association
Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality
Date Due: November 20
Link to American Men's Studies Association 

Call for Submissions -- NCFR Report
Family Resource Management
Date Due: November 21
Link to NCFR

Call for Papers -- Journal of Sociology and Social Work
Call for Papers Vol. 2 No. 2
Date Due: November 30
Link to JSSW
Email manuscripts/papers to (indicate Journal of Sociology and Social Work in cover letter or subject line)

December 2014

Call for Applications -- Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
2015-2017 Cohort David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Date Due: December 1
Link to Harvard School of Public Health

Call for Papers -- Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal
Special Issue on Working with Military Families
Date Due: December 1
Link to Springer

Summit on Military-to-Civilian Transition
Service Member to Civilian: A National Summit on Improving Transitions
Dates: December 2 & 3
Link to The University of Alabama

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • The Model Standards and Beyond: Custody Evaluations and Risk Management
    Dates: December 8 - 9
  • Parenting Coordination: Strategies for Helping Parents Improve Communication and Reduce Conflict
    Dates: December 10 - 11
Link to AFCC Online Registration
Link to AFCC 


Call for Abstracts -- Aging and Family Research of the International Sociological Association and the Aging Studies Institute of Syracuse University 

Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference

Date Due: December 15

Link to Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute 


Call for Applications -- Society for Research in Child Development SRCD 

Congressional and Executive Branch Fellowships

Date Due: December 15

Link to SRCD 


Call for Applications -- University of Texas Population Research Center 

The NLSY 1997 Postsecondary Research Network

Date Due: December 19

Link to University of Texas PRC 

Email Proposals to Elizabeth Johnson 



January 2015 


Call for Articles -- RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

The U.S. Labor Market During and After the Great Recession 

Date Due: January 7 

Link to Russell Sage Foundation  


5th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops -- School of Sociology University of Arizona

Dates: January 8 - 10

Link to The University of Arizona 


Call for Papers -- Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 

Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century

Date Due: January 31

Link to SSSP  


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