Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. ‘It’s about how we survive’

    50-year study reveals multigenerational trends and truths about poverty, families, and American culture.

  2. The new American family

    Society’s fundamental building block has morphed from the cookie-cutter norms of the last century to a vivid array of possibilities.

  3. Mother-in-law day?

    They often get a bad rap, but in-laws can be a woman’s best friend.

    Plus: Americans live surprisingly close to their mothers

  4. Exactly how much housework does a husband create?

    Having a husband creates an extra seven hours a week of housework for women, according to a U-M study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. families. For men, the picture is very different: A wife saves men from about an hour of housework a week.