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 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).


The sober truth about ‘happy hour’ in Canada
16 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, substance abuse
Married people are less likely to abuse alcohol.


Chinese forego marriage, repeating failed Western life script
11 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, gender equality, happiness, marriage
Is gender inequality really the problem?


The long shadow of parental divorce
2 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, suicide
Harm limitation approaches to divorce face a stiff challenge from present suicide link.


Glamorous and carefree or unmarried and lonely?
22 Jun 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: loneliness, marriage, singletons
Rethinking the single life.


The New York Times flies the flag for ‘open’ marriage
25 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adultery, nonmonogamy
But no matter what you call adultery, it still kills marriages.


Teens disconnected from family are more addicted to the web
17 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, internet addiction
We are not all equally vulnerable.


The peril in the Pill
10 May 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth control, breast cancer
How birth control changed everything, but not necessarily for the better.


Kids, trees and ADHD
27 Apr 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ADHD, adhd, family structure
Outdoor play helps kids' mental health, but why are so many disturbed to start with?


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