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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. 



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?


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


Easy divorce, earlier death?
26 May 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, marriage values
The unhealthy correlation between divorce and mortality.


Antibiotics for infants aren’t a good idea
18 May 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: antibiotics, infant, parenting
And how family breakdown may increase antibiotic use.


Better sleep for the wedded
8 May 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: health, marriage, sleep
Yup – marital status impacts sleep quality.


Life is short. Don’t have an affair
27 Apr 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adultery, divorce, marriage values
Cheating ends in divorce for many, many couples


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