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Rethinking the ‘problems of black marriage’ February 16, 2016

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Relationships,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 4:30 pm

Interesting read, although I don’t agree with all of her conclusions.

As many have wondered why Camille Cosby continues to stand by her husband, Bill, in the wake of so many allegations of sexual abuse — including me — the comedian recently was defended by the woman who played his TV wife, Phylicia Rashad. And so was Camille. “This is a tough woman, a smart woman,” Rashad said of Cosby’s wife of 50 years. “She’s no pushover.”

Her comment of Camille as a “tough woman” could not have come at a more interesting time, as I had just stumbled upon a study, “Black Marriage Through the Prism of Gender Race, and Class,” by Kecia R. Johnson, an assistant professor at Florida State University, and Karyn Loscocco, a sociologist at the University of Albany.

Rethinking the ‘problems of black marriage’

Source: Vicki Larson / OMG Chronicles


The problem with single mothers

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Uncategorized,Unforeseen Consequences — familyinnocence @ 4:05 pm

“There has been a lot of hand-wringing about single mothers and the rise of children being born outside of marriage nowadays. About a third of children in the U.S. live with an unmarried parent, according to the Pew Research Center — 34 percent, up from 9 percent in 1960 and 19 percent in 1980. While many of those parents are single, about 4 percent of children live with two cohabiting  parents”


Source: OMG Chronicles / Vicki Larson


How the rise of childless women could change the face of Britain : From the UK February 4, 2016

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Relationships,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 3:32 am

“Rampant infidelity. A struggling economy. Meltdown for the NHS. And shorter life expectancies…”


U.S. marriage rate hits new low and may continue to decline

Filed under: Follow The Money,Future Of The Family,Relationships,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 3:28 am


Source: Lois  M Collins


7 Ways the War on Poverty Destroyed Black Fatherhood

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Unforeseen Consequences — familyinnocence @ 3:25 am

“The growing absence of fathers in American households — particularly in the African-American community — has been studied by academicians for decades, with liberal and conservative writers and policymakers squaring off and pointing fingers in different directions.” Nick Chiles




An International Look at the Single-Parent Family

Filed under: Future Of The Family,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 3:22 am

“Recent studies have documented a sizable achievement gap between children who live with a single parent and their peers growing up with two parents. These patterns are cause for concern, as educational achievement is a key driver of economic prosperity for both individuals and society as a whole.

But how does the U.S. situation compare to that of other countries around the world?”


Source: Ludger Woessmann


Why men won’t get married anymore:from the UK December 31, 2015

“Why men won’t get married anymore: Women complain chaps today won’t settle down. Sorry, ladies, but it’s all your fault, argues a wickedly provocative new book”

Source: Peter Lloyd