Category: Public Policy

Should We Ban Donor Anonymity?

by Alana Newman

In the Debate Over Abortion, Let’s Talk to the Poor

by Meg T. McDonnell

Another Look at a Universal Basic Income

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

What Can We Learn from Native Americans About a Universal Basic Income?

by Naomi Schaefer Riley | @NaomiSRiley

Work-Family Reconciliation Policies for the Public Good

by Laurie DeRose

The Conservative Case for Fair Scheduling

by Amber and David Lapp

The Treachery of Divorce

by Luma Simms | @lumasimms

What If You Were Scheduled to Work on Your Wedding Day?

by Amber and David Lapp

When Mothers Can’t Afford Unpaid Leave

by Amber and David Lapp

Married-Parent Families Boost Student Performance in Ohio

by Nicholas Zill and W. Bradford Wilcox

Work-Family Policy in Trump’s America: Part 2

by Amber and David Lapp

Work-Family Policy in Trump’s America: Part 1

by Amber and David Lapp

Is Adoption on the Cusp of a Political Boost?

by Ashley McGuire

Counting the Cost of Youth Imprisonment

by Madison Peace | @madisonvpeace

Post-Election: What if We Trust in Love, Not Fear?

by Amy Julia Becker | @amyjuliabecker

Mr. President: A Healthy Marriage Culture is Vital to America’s Success

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Should Government Talk More About the Risks of Hormonal Contraception?

by Helen Alvaré

For Ex-Prisoners and Their Families, a New Language Offers Hope

by Madison Peace | @madisonvpeace

Do Gender-Neutral Family Leave Policies Disadvantage Women?

by Ashley McGuire

Family-Focused Interventions Are Key to Social Change

by Kindra Heilpern

Married-Parent Families Predict Graduation Rates in Florida

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Zill

To Strengthen Florida Schools, Start With the Family

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Zill

Do Children Have a Right to Know Their Biological Families?

by Helen Alvaré

Megacities and Inequality: A Review of The Human City

by Brian J. Shaw

How to Talk About Single Motherhood

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

Where the Poor Live Longest

by Laurie DeRose

The Complicated Problems of Children with Incarcerated Parents

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Three Ideas for Supporting Low-Wage Workers

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Supporting Your Family Means Leaving It Behind

by Naomi Schaefer Riley | @NaomiSRiley

The Downside of the Tax Credit That Keeps Millions Out of Poverty

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Family-Friendly Future of the Gender Revolution

by Frances Goldscheider

A Living Wage for America’s Families and Civil Society

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why Government Programs to Help Poorer Couples Deserve More Time

by Alan Hawkins

Baby Steps Toward Paid Maternity Leave

by Patrick Brown | @PTBwrites

The Costs and Benefits of Welfare Reform

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

In the Judges’ Chambers: Barriers to Reconciliation

by Kelly M. Roberts

A New Legal Tool to Encourage Co-Parenting?

by Helen Alvaré

Fighting Teen Suicide

by Ashley McGuire

The State of Savings in an Age of Excess

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why Some Baby Boomers Choose Cohabitation Over Marriage

by Jennifer Murff

Strengthening the Three Pillars of the American Dream: Education, Work, and Marriage

by Anna Sutherland and W. Bradford Wilcox

How Large Are the EITC’s Marriage Penalties?

by Angela Rachidi | @AngelaRachidi

A Pro-Family Child Tax Credit for the U.S.

by Josh McCabe | @JoshuaTMcCabe

Canada’s Successful Child Tax Benefit

by Josh McCabe | @JoshuaTMcCabe

Universal Preschool: Be Careful What You Wish For?

by Jay Belsky

Who Is Being Served by Government-Funded Fatherhood Programs?

by David Simpson and Alan Hawkins

The Real Innovation in Netflix’s New Parental Leave Program

by Ashley McGuire

Man Cannot Live by Values Alone

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Problem with Home Daycare

by Ashley McGuire

Why Poor Black Men Join Fatherhood Programs

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Problems with Polygamy

by Naomi Schaefer Riley | @NaomiSRiley

Who’s Being Served by Government-Funded Relationship Education Programs?

by Alan Hawkins

Character Development Is Empowering, Not Restricting

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How to Support Low-Income Parents Without Discouraging Marriage

by Robert Cherry

Do We Want Involved Dads?

by Melissa Langsam Braunstein | @slowhoneybee

New Evidence on the Benefits of Universal Preschool?

by Laurie DeRose

Six Myths and Truths about Fertility in the West

by Hans-Peter Kohler

What’s Next for the Healthy Marriage Initiative?

by Joy Moses

To Overcome Polarization, Focus on the Poor

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Other High-School Dropouts

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Child Support Orders Should Establish Parenting Time

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

To Help Black Families, Concentrate on Jobs

by Robert Cherry

How Your Marital Status Affects Your Taxes

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The Problems Low-Income, Nonresident Fathers Face

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

To Help Couples Get Married, Focus on Something Else

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Bootstraps Aren’t Enough

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Are LARCs the Solution to Nonmarital Childbearing?

by Helen Alvaré

Reaching Disconnected Families

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How Schools Can Strengthen Families

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Challenges Facing Low-Income Families Today

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

How Progressive Policies Can Strengthen Marriage and Family Life

by Shawn Fremstad and Melissa Boteach

How to Revive the American Dream In Blue-Collar America

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Robert I. Lerman

How Many Families Would Be Left Out by Obama’s Tax Plan?

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

It’s (Not Just) The Economy, Stupid

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

What Do Employers Owe Pregnant Employees?

by Melissa Langsam Braunstein | @slowhoneybee

To Fight Child Homelessness, Strengthen Families

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

What Comes After the Demographic Dividend

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Honoring Veterans Requires Helping Their Families, Too

by Terri Tanielian | @TerriTanielian

Emerging Family-Friendly Towns in Europe

by Pau Serra del Pozo

Mind the Marriage Gap: The 2014 Election Edition

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

How Schools Can Help Disadvantaged Families

by Mary C. Tillotson

Doing What We Can to Support Marriage

by Ramesh Ponnuru | @RameshPonnuru

Empowering Teen Girls Means More Than Preventing Pregnancy

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Ross Douthat on Challenges for the Family, Designing Pro-Family Policy, and More

by Ross Douthat | @DouthatNYT

Rockin’ the Suburbs: A Review of The New Class Conflict

by Brian J. Shaw

What’s Best for Kids? Ask Their Parents

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Working Mothers: The Coming of a New Era?

by Neil Gilbert

Restoring the Link Between Having Children and Raising Them

by Scott Yenor

Assessing Pro-Marriage Policy: Which Comparisons?

by Laurie DeRose

The Missing Ingredient in Closing the Achievement Gap

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How to Empower Women in the Workplace

by Ashley McGuire

How Instability Affects Kids

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan: Welfare on a Human Scale?

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Who Benefits Most from Family-Strengthening Programs

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

The Conservative Case for a Just Wage

by Amber and David Lapp

To Help Young Women, Offer Relief from Student Loan Debt

by Ashley McGuire

Pro-Family Policies to Strengthen Marriage and Help Children

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Marriage, the Welfare State, and the American Dream

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Making Work Pay (for Children)

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The Family Policy Hidden in Marco Rubio’s Social Security Plan

by Ramesh Ponnuru | @RameshPonnuru