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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. 

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.

Later-in-life divorce becoming more common
3 Feb 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, divorce, marriage
And the ramifications are far from positive.

Normalising abortion won’t make it hurt less
28 Jan 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortions, psychology, women's health
Research shows that abortion increases the risk of psychological problems.

Nothing happy about divorce season
14 Jan 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, divorce
Filing for divorce accelerates after the holiday season, and the effect on kids is long-term.

Parental divorce ups likelihood of marijuana use
8 Jan 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, drug abuse, marijuana, teens, The Family in America
Religion, on the other hand, is linked to less marijuana use.

Reducing youth aggression isn’t as easy as “Kumbaya”
11 Dec 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, youth violence
Kids need stable upbringings for healthy psychological development.

Depressed daddy-less daughters
7 Dec 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
Girls are more at risk of developing depression if they were separated from a parent.

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.

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