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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. 


The importance of Mum-time
14 Apr 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: daycare, motherhood, parenting
Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.


The link between family structure and poverty
7 Apr 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: child poverty, education of children, family structure
One of poverty's major causes is being raised outside of an intact family.


Breastfeeding saves lives
31 Mar 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: breast cancer awareness, breast-feeding, motherhood
More children and longer breastfeeding is linked to a lesser chance of breast cancer.


Marriage is good for your lungs
24 Mar 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Marriage, National Kick Butts Day, smoking
Young adults who are married or have kids smoke less than young singles.


Housing strains, marriage and mental health
17 Mar 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: depression, divorce, foreclosure
Homeowners in default or foreclosure represent an identifiable high-risk group.


The link between student debt and divorced parents
10 Mar 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: divorce, student debt, university
Married parents contribute significantly more to children’s college education than other parents.


Homemakers are happier
5 Mar 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: feminism, homemaker, Joe Biden, working mothers
It's not a popular view, but Biden's right: homemakers are happier than their full-time working counterparts.


Loneliness is bad for your health
28 Feb 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: divorce, life expectancy, loneliness, obesity
Chronic loneliness is more damaging to health than obesity.


Simple things make a happy marriage
17 Feb 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags:
Say "I love you", stay affectionate and be generous.


Getting married young? It’s good for your mental health
31 Jan 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: marriage, mental health, youth
It also comes with less drunkenness and higher life satisfaction.


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