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 difference a baby makes to women’s working lives
26 Sep 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: motherhood, women in employment, work-life balance
Something has to give, and it's often work.


Cohabiting well, but losing net worth
18 Sep 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, financial assets, security
The more partners, the less financial security.


Preventing suicide: family connections as a safety net
23 Jul 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: community, family, suicide
Some social factors reduce suicide risk.


Growing acceptance of a dangerous addiction
24 Jun 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, APA, pornography
More Americans say pornography is morally acceptable


Internet pornography—akin to cocaine
8 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, pornography
A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits.


Children falling short in school? Blame parental break-ups
18 Apr 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, education, school, teenagers
When family life fails, so too do students


Why is there a mental health crisis?
17 Oct 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescent health, family, mental health, suicide
Lack of government funding is blamed, but research points to family connections.


Melania, the media, and bullies
28 Sep 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: bullying, single-parent households, Trump
Teens from single-parent households are more vulnerable to bullying.


The downstream costs of maximising daycare
19 Sep 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: daycare, healthcare
Ear infections surge in children who start daycare early.


Why only children are at higher risk of obesity
24 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, obesity, only children
Weighing the best outcomes for our kid(s).


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