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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. 

Do children of single parents become criminals?
19 Oct 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: crime, parenting, traditional family
Non-traditional family forms may compromise children’s well-being.

Teen sex linked to dating violence
6 Oct 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: relationships, teenage sex, violence
Research shows that teen dating violence is most prevalent in relationships that involve illicit sexual relations.

Let’s not pretend that abortion doesn’t hurt
16 Sep 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortions, women's health
That’s what a group of NY-based activists are trying to do.

Less marriage, more murder
9 Sep 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage culture, murder rates
High levels of family stability help to create a safe, non-violent environment.

Paying for college: when do parents help most?
27 Aug 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: college education, family structure
When they stay married, research shows.

Cosmo cover helps feed porn addiction
13 Aug 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: magazines, pornography addiction
New research shows pornography acts like a drug on the brain.

More screening, or more married parents?
6 Aug 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescent health, depression, family structure, Sweden
Not all adolescents are equally at risk of depression, as Swedish researchers have found.

The link between hook-up apps and STDs
24 Jul 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: apps, hook-up culture, hooking up, STDs
Religious conviction and married parents help young people avoid STDs.

South Carolina church shooter comes from a broken family
26 Jun 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family values, South Carolina shooting
Shouldn’t family background also be part of the conversation?

2 Jun 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: drinking, family research, parenting
Adolescents from intact families drink less.

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