2012: The State of Our Unions: The President's Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent

The middle class is threatened by the fracturing of marriage. A team of family scholars makes the case for the president and our nation to adopt a new marriage agenda.

2011: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America
"When Baby Makes Three: How Parenthood Makes Life Meaningful and How Marriage Makes Parenthood Bearable"

The 2011 State of Our Unions explores the links between marriage, parenthood, meaning in life, and happiness; it also identifies ten factors that are associated with high levels of marital happiness among married parents.

2010: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America
"When Marriage Disappears: The New Middle America"

The 2010 issue of The State of Our Unions, "When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America," is the first report to address the causes of the retreat from marriage in Middle America; it finds that shifts in marriage attitudes, increases in unemployment, and declines in religious attendance are among the trends driving the retreat from marriage in Middle America. And in a striking reversal of historic trends, highly educated Americans are moving to embrace a pro-marriage mindset even as Middle Americans are losing faith in marriage.

2009: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America

Marriage and Money. This tenth issue looks at the effect the Great Recession is having on marriage and brings into clear relief the enduring truth that marriage and money, the nest and the nest-egg, go hand in hand.

2008: Updates of Social Indicators and Graphs (PDF)

Update to the 2007 edition of The State of Our Unions.

2007: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

The Future of Marriage in America. The ninth edition presents the arguments that long-term trends point to the gradual weakening of marriage as the primary social institution of family life.

2006: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

Life Without Children. The eighth edition looks at the increasing portion of the life course spent without children in the household and how it is changing the pattern of American adult lives.

2005: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

Marriage & Family: What Does the Scandinavian Experience Tell Us? The seventh edition compares family trends and child wellbeing in the US and Sweden.

2004: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

The Marrying Kind: Which Men Marry and Why. The sixth edition reviews the 2004 survey of young men 25 to 24.

2003: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

Marriage and Children: Coming Together Again? The fifth edition looks at the decline of child centeredness in American society.

2002: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

Why Men Won't Commit. The fourth edition summarizes focus groups of young men 20 to 33 conducted around the country.

2001: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

Who Wants to Marry a Soul Mate? The third edition highlights the results of a 2001 poll examining attitudes about dating and marriage among Americans in their 20s.

2000: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

The second edition includes updated indices and highlights of focus-group discussions around the country.

1999: The State of Our Unions: The Social Health of Marriage in America (PDF)

The first edition includes indices of trends in marriage, divorce, unmarried cohabitation, fragile families with children, and teen attitudes about marriage and family.