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Nicole M. King

Nicole M. King is the Managing Editor of The Howard Center’s quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, the United States’ leading journal of family-policy research.  In that capacity, she writes, edits, and corresponds with editors and contributors to ensure that each issue provides the most relevant and accurate research and policy analysis available. 

Nicole holds a BA in English as well as MAs in English and Political Theory. Before arriving at The Howard Center, Nicole taught political science and English courses as well as composition and literature. She is currently an adjunct instructor in writing and also frequently takes on other freelance assignments, and she has contributed to The Front Porch Republic and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.

Nicole and her husband live in the US in Rockford, Illinois. 



Wedlock as crime-stopper
2 Mar 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: crime, marriage law
“Unlike marriage, cohabitation does not play a beneficial role in young adults’ antisocial behavior trajectories.”


Contraception and cancer
23 Feb 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cancer research, contraceptives, women's health
Hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of a variety of cancers.


Marriage protects from heart disease
16 Feb 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: heart health, marriage
Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack.


Less college sex, better studies
9 Feb 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, college education, relationships
Student’s abstinence linked to better college commitment.


Child care and problem behaviour
28 Jan 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, daycare, Obama, parenting
Do kids who went to daycare act out more?


Moving in, breaking up
21 Jan 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, relationships
Don't risk relationship satisfaction.


Is life after divorce better?
13 Jan 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, mental health
Research says that losing a spouse through divorce can be harder than losing a spouse to death.


More marriage, more healthy habits
5 Jan 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: health, marriage, resolutions
Getting hitched is a strategy for healthier living.


Problems of the heart
15 Dec 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: health, marriage
Marriage and its heart attack prevention qualities.


Marriage vs. smoking
17 Nov 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, smoking
Married people smoke less than the single, divorced or separated.


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