World Family Map is sponsored by Child Trends, an international organization that seeks to improve the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, and by the Social Trends Institute, an international research center dedicated to the
analysis of globally significant social trends in the areas of family, bioethics,
culture & lifestyles, and corporate governance. The report is co-sponsored by the Institute for Family Studies. The academic partners for the report are Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (Israel), Netherlands Youth Institute, Seoul National University, Intermedia Social Innovation (Italy), Universidad de Los Andes (Chile), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Spain), Universidad De Piura (Peru), and Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia).

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We would like to thank our sponsors and academic partners for their advice and generous financial support. We thank these sponsors for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the sponsors. We would also like to thank our Board of Advisors for their wise counsel, substantive suggestions, and editorial feedback in preparing this report; nevertheless this report does not necessarily represent their opinions. The authors wish to acknowledge the thoughtful reviews of Carol Emig, Mindy Scott, Alicia Torres, and Frank Walter of Child Trends. The report was edited by Anna Sutherland, and designed by Brandon Wooten of ID Company. Richard Brake and Brad Uhl facilitated production.