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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. 



Marriage is better than therapy
28 Apr 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: depression, marriage, mental health
Turns out that tying the knot helps to improve mental health.


Losing a parent to death or divorce - which is worse?
20 Apr 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, divorce, marriage issues
Research shows that “Parental separation was significantly associated with almost all disorders.”


Two life factors that prevent debt
13 Apr 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: debt, family, marriage
Hint: the family has everything to do with it.


Losing a parent to divorce affects educational ambition
30 Mar 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, education of children, educational success
Why? Because it changes family involvement in children’s educational activities


Parents’ church attendance linked to positive child development
16 Mar 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, Church, parenting
Church attendance exerts a consistent and positive effect on five measures of child development.


Enduring marriages mean less child poverty
9 Mar 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's rights, marriage, poverty
One of the root causes of poverty is the disintegration of families.


Losing the lottery
2 Mar 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human dignity, literature
Sometimes it takes a good story to jolt us out of our lethargy.


The children of divorce: anything but resilient
24 Feb 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, divorce
Research shows that parental divorce has impacts right into adulthood.


Should we fix mental health issues or prevent them?
17 Feb 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, divorce, mental health, single parenthood
Mental distress can be lessened by a secure family unit.


Missing fathers, swelling waistlines
12 Feb 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, fatherlessness, obesity
A Danish study shows that children born in a fatherless home are physiologically prone to obesity.


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