Read the February 2020 Issue of Family Relations

Plus New Early-View Articles


Since 1951, Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science (FR) has published basic and applied articles that are original, innovative and interdisciplinary, and that focus on diverse family forms and issues. 

The February 2020 issue (Volume 69, Issue 1) is now available online. This sample issue is free access to the public for a full year.

This is the first issue helmed by new editor Wendy Middlemiss, Ph.D., CFLE, and features articles on topics including fatherhood and fathering; families and diversity; family resilience; socioemotional dynamics of parents and adolescents; and gendered power dynamics across adulthood.

Read February issue

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New Early-View Articles

FR also new early-view articles available. Subscribers may login here to access the full text. The article abstract is open to the general public. 

Engaging Parents About the Importance of Play: The Impact of a Brief, Arts‐Informed Community Presentation
Kevin Rathunde, Russell Isabella
Published online: Jan. 9, 2020 |

Maternal and Paternal Attachment Style and Chaos as Risk Factors for Parenting Behavior
Bharathi J. Zvara, Christine Lathren, Roger Mills‐Koonce, the Family Life Project Key Contributors

Published online: Jan. 20, 2020 |

Intergenerational Economic Mobility Between Mothers and Children: Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Jaewon Lee, Fei Sun

Published online: Jan. 20, 2020 |


Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF) has also published two new early-view articles. JMF subscribers may login here to access the full text. The article abstracts are open to the general public. 

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Unwanted Births: Moderation by Sexual Orientation
Bethany G. Everett, Stefanie Mollborn, Virginia Jenkins, Aubrey Limburg, Lisa M. Diamond
Published online: Jan. 10, 2020 |

Partner Incarceration and Women's Substance Use
Angela Bruns, Hedwig Lee
Published online: Jan. 17, 2020 |

When Family Property Becomes Individual Property: Intrahousehold Property Ownership and Women's Well‐Being in China
Emma Zang

Published online: Jan. 20, 2020 |

Paternity Leave and Fathers' Responsibility: Evidence From a Natural Experiment in Canada
Dana Wray

Published online: Jan. 20, 2020 |

Protecting Adults With Caregiving Responsibilities From Workplace Discrimination: Analysis of National Legislation
Bijetri Bose, Feliz Quiñones, Gonzalo Moreno, Amy Raub, Kate Huh, Jody Heymann
Published online: Jan. 20, 2020 |