Latest Early-View Articles from the Journal of Marriage and Family

Plus the February 2019 Issue


The Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), published by NCFR, has been the leading research journal in the family field for more than 75 years.

The February 2019 issue (Volume 81, Issue 1) is free and open to the public. It features original articles on the topics of families and sex, union instability and dissolution, sibling and intergenerational ties, household labor, income and wealth, and parent-child relationships. 

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Late in the 2018, many early-view articles were made available online. They will be published in 2019 editions of the journal. Catch up on the latest JMF research below:

Brief Reports

Cohort Trends in Union Dissolution During Young Adulthood
Kasey J. Eickmeyer

Accounting for Divorce in Marital Research: An Application to Growth Mixture Modeling
Jeremy B. Kanter, Christine M. Proulx, and J. Kale Monk

Moving Past Dichotomies of Fathering Roles: A New Approach
Ken Arsenault and J. Bart Stykes

Original Articles

Beliefs About Money in Families: Balancing Unity, Autonomy, and Gender Equality
Joanna R. Pepin

Leaving the Financial Nest: Connecting Young Adults' Financial Independence to Financial Security
Megan Doherty Bea and Youngmin Yi

Motherhood Penalties in the U.S., 1986–2014
Eunjung Jee, Joya Misra, and Marta MurrayClose

Latino/a Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents Negotiating Illegality
Cassaundra Rodriguez

Local Employment Conditions and Unintended Pregnancy
Jessica Houston Su

 Leaving and Returning Home: A New Approach to Off‐Time Transitions 
Lonneke van den Berg, Matthijs Kalmijn, and Thomas Leopold

Recent Parental Death and Relationship Qualities Between Midlife Adults and Their Grown Children
Yijung Kim, Kyungmin Kim, Kathrin Boerner, Kira S. Birditt, Steven H. Zarit, and Karen L. Fingerman

If you're an NCFR member who subscribes to the Journal of Marriage and Familylog in to the NCFR website and visit our JMF access webpage to read the full text of these articles on the website of our journal publisher, Wiley Blackwell.

JMF access webpage