News and Notes
 December 2010
The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR), established in 2007 at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), welcomes you to News and Notes, our monthly electronic newsletter. News and Notes aims to keep you informed about the activities of the NCFMR. We will also announce funding and research opportunities, provide registration information for conferences and workshops, and keep you up to date on current research findings.

What's New at the NCFMR...

The following updates may be viewed on the NCFMR website.

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Request for Proposals: Small Grants Competition, 2011
Fathers and Fathering
Application Receipt Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2011

The National Center for Family & Marriage Research seeks to fund up to four proposals ($20,000 per award) to support innovative research that contributes to theoretical, conceptual, or methodological developments about fathers and fathering.

View Request for Proposal (RFP)
Link to External Grants webpage

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Our Newly Released Data Resources
Our extensive data resources facilitate research on families and well-being.  Be sure to examine our newly released additions to the following collections:  Data Points, The Date Source, Measures Snapshots, and Working Paper Series.

Data Points
Tables and figures integrating statistics and demographic perspectives designed to investigate the links between marriage and family well-being at all stages of the life course. 
Hands in Handcuffs
Parental Incarceration

View Data Points webpage

The Data Source

Documents describing newly released data sets, such as American Community Survey (ACS), Monitoring the Future (MTF), and National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), used by the family research community.

View The Data Source webpage

Measures Snapshots

A collection of detailed summaries of family measures available in several large, national data sets.

Child Well-being
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)
Waves 3 & 4

View Measures Snapshots webpage

Working Papers

A collection of working papers written by faculty affiliates, researchers, and advanced graduate students.

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Pajarita Charles, Shenyang Guo, Kim Manturuk, and Clinton Key (2009 External Grantees)
The Effect of Marital Status on Homeownership Among Low-Income Households

View Working Paper Series webpage

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Congratulations to Professor Gary Lee
BGSU NCFMR Research Affiliate Awarded the Designation of 2010 NCFR
Dr. Gary Lee Fellow

Fellow status in the National Council on Family Relations is an honor awarded to relatively few living members of NCFR who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of the family in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach, or professional service.  NCFMR congratulates Dr. Lee on his achievement!

View Dr. Lee's biography and CV

Birth Rate for Women 40-44 Rose to Highest Level Reported in 40+ Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics presents data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of measures, such as maternal demographic
characteristics and birth and fertility rates.

Gap in Married and Unmarried Birth Rate Narrows

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a Births to married women per 1,000 married women aged 15-44 years.
b Births to unmarried women per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 years.
Adapted from Table C "Births and birth rates for unmarried and married women, United States: 1980, 1985 and 1990-2008" by, J.A. Martin, B.E. Hamilton, P.D. Sutton, S.J. Ventura, and M.J.K. Mathews Osterman, 2010, Births: Final data for 2008, National vital statistics reports, Vol 59, No 1. by the National Center for Health Statistics.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Offers Grant Opportunities
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program
Deadline: January 10, 2011

Supported by NSF, The AERA Grants Program fosters advanced scientific study of education and learning using large-scale data sets collected or supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, or other federal agencies.

The following research initiatives and institutes have set January 2011 deadlines.

AERA Dissertation Grants -- For detailed information, visit...

AERA Research Grants -- For detailed information, visit...

AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Transitions from High School to College -- For detailed information, visit...

AERA Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics with Large-Scale Data Sets -- For detailed information, visit...

If you have further questions, please contact:

Ming Lowe
Program Manager
AERA Grants Program
202-238-3200, ext. 227

Link to AERA website

Upcoming Events

January 2011

Call for Papers -- American Sociological Association (ASA) 2011 Annual Meeting
Social Conflict: Multiple Dimensions and Arenas
Date Due: January 13
Link to ASA

Call for Applications -- Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2011

Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy
Date Due: January 14
Link to NPC

Call for Papers -- 2nd Annual IGSS Conference
Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences
Date Due:  January 15
Link to IGSS

Call for Papers -- MPRC, NICHD, Economic Research Service, and IZA
International Perspectives on Time Use
Date Due:  January 15
Link to Maryland Population Research Center

Request for Proposals -- University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR)
Research Program on Childhood Hunger
Date Due:  January 25
Link to UKCPR

Research Paper Competitions -- ICPSR

Undergraduates and Master's Students
Date Due:  January 31
Link to ICPSR

February 2011

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)
2011 Winter Legislative Conference
Date:  February 2-4
Link to OACAA

2011 International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting
Changing Families in a Changing World
Date: February 10-11
Link to UNT

Call for Applications -- Center for Population Research in LGBT Health
Pre-Doctoral Mentoring Program in LGBT Health Research
Date Due: February 15
Link to Center for Population Research in LGBT Health

Call for Applications -- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Summer Undergraduate Internship Program -- 2011
Date Due: February 15
Link to ICPSR

March 2010

Call for Proposals -- National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 73rd Annual Conference
Families and the Shifting Economy
Date Due: March 1
Link to NCFR

Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) Conference
We Shall Overcome: Changing the Status Quo for Families in the Southeast
Date: March 3-4
Link to SECFR Newsletter

Call for Applications -- 18th Annual RAND Summer Institute
Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging
Date Due:  March 11
Link to RAND

Texas Council on Family Relations (TCFR) Annual Conference

Promoting Healthy Families: Sexuality Across the Lifespan
Date: March 31-April 1
Preconference on Domestic Violence
Date: March 30
Link to TCFR


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The National Center for Family & Marriage Research, established in 2007 by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, aims to improve our understanding of how family structure and marriage affect the health and well-being of families, adults, children and communities and to inform policy development and programmatic responses.

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This project was supported with a grant from the U.S. Department of

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Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, grant 5 UOI AEOOOOOI-04. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s)

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