The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award grants for demonstration projects that support "healthy marriage promotion activities" as enacted by The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291). Grants awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven record of accompli
read the fine print...this is a forecast of what might be released again early next year.
“Amber,” I asked, “do you love me?” She paused and looked down. It was a late weekday night, we had class the next day, and we were talking about our hopes of engagement. Now my question hung in the air of that dirty stairwell, awaiting a response. “I don’t know,” she finally managed. We were inches apart, but immediately I felt the distance in her words. We had been flirting with the possibility of marriage for a few months already, but suddenly Amber’s uncertainty threatened everything. Davi
Richard V. Reeves, Joanna Venator and Kimberly Howard assess the quality of measures available in U.S. survey data for two specific non-cognitive skills, drive and prudence, which we term “performance character strengths” – non-cognitive skills that relate to outcomes important for economic mobility, such as educational attainment.
There is an increasing divide in America along marriage lines. The prospects of those coming from intact married families are strong, but the economic prospects of those hailing from single parent families are foundering.
Children aren’t the only ones who need role models: Arkansas Fatherhood and Family Initiative works to support and educate men to become more engaged, dedicated dads. Join the group on Nov. 1 for a march and rally at the State Capitol Building.
A group of respected academics and commentators join Brad Wilcox and Robert Lerman for a discussion of Wilcox and Lerman’s new AEI report, “For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America”
Divorce triggers a lot of different emotions, everything from sadness to regret. In some cases, a split is precipitated by a factor outside the marriage. In other cases, though, couples ask themselves whether there was something they could have done ...
This essay collection contains contributions from leading scholars in the fields of economics, psychology, social science, and philosophy. It provides a kaleidoscope of views on the issues raised by a policy focus on the formation of character, and its relationship to questions of opportunity.