University of Wisconsin–Madison

Family & Partnering

Family life and economic status are closely intertwined. Fertility, family formation, family structure, parental relationship dissolution, multiple-partner fertility, and family complexity patterns vary by socioeconomic status, as do parenting behaviors and the quality of children’s home environments. The family contexts in which children are born and raised are, in turn, associated with their own economic and social well-being throughout their lives.

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Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being: A New Family-Centered Approach to Human Services Delivery

  • Leigh Durbahn, Paul Fleissner, Jenny Douville, and Sook Jin Ong
  • Webinar
  • January 15 2020
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Culture change: Implementing a new approach to child support

  • Jennifer L. Noyes, Lisa Klein Vogel, and Lanikque Howard
  • Focus & Focus+
  • July 2019
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Can a redesigned child support system do better?

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Focus & Focus+
  • July 2019
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Do low-income noncustodial fathers “trade” earlier families for newer ones?

  • Lawrence M. Berger, Maria Cancian, Angela Guarin, and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • July 2019