The most incisive guide to issues facing the American family today . . . An invaluable resource for anyone wishing to stay on the cutting edge of research on family trends.

-W. Bradford Wilcox
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia 

About Us

The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy is the flagship publication of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, a non-profit research center located in Rockford, Illinois. We believe that the natural family is the fundamental unit of society, and we focus on research and analysis on the meaning of that claim.

Each issue of The Family in America features essays by prominent scholars on subjects ranging from a family-centered Farm Bill to a reevaluation of Friedan-style feminism, and from the continued ill effects of divorce and family breakdown to the positive effects of marriage and child-bearing. Each issue also contains a book review section and closes with the ever-popular New Research, brief synopses of the most up-to-date scholarship on family-related subjects.

For more information, or to subscribe, call The Howard Center at (815) 964-5819.