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. 

Research brief: parental notification for abortion
31 Jul 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, parental notification
If doctors are required to tell a girl's parents if she seeks an abortion, are there more suicides?

Disillusioned in the Ivy League
16 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, pornography, universities
The book’s excesses might best be chalked up to a righteous indignation at Yale's abandonment of moral purpose.

IVF: a dangerous deviation from nature?
16 Jul 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: IVF, women's health
Regardless of motives, women resorting to IVF may be running unrecognized cancer risks.

The No-Frills’ IVF for just $250
15 Jul 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: IVF
A new development in IVF technology may make it affordable for infertile couples worldwide. What about the consequences for women's health?

Feminism through the life cycle
5 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Betty Friedan, feminism, work-life balance
Women bought into a mystique that left them even more alone and conflicted in their pursuit of fulfilment.

Breastfeeding and feminist frustration
1 Jul 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: breast-feeding, work-life balance
Breast-feeding shouldn't be criticised for keeping women from "full participation in public life", as feminist academics contend.

Breastfed babies achieve higher social status
28 Jun 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: breast-feeding
We have long known that breastfeeding carries health benefits for both mother and baby, but a new study reveals that it may also increase a child’s chance of moving up the social ladder.

Early sex leads to poorer relationship quality
27 Jun 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: dating, premarital sex, relationships
The popular media depicts couples entering into sexual relationships very early on in the dating process, but is such behavior really typical? And how does it affect relationship quality?

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