Category: Working Class

Could a Renewal of Thrift Education Help Young Americans Save More?

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Conservative Case for Fair Scheduling

by Amber and David Lapp

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

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

How Trump Won Their Trust

by Amber and David Lapp

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

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

The Trust Divide: Why Some Low-Income Families Avoid Help

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How Storytelling Can Help Cultivate Personal Agency in the Working Class

by Meg T. McDonnell

The Power of a Powerless Addict

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Free to Choose, Revisted

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Employers Are Mediating Institutions, Too

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Marriage, Discouraged? Let’s Listen to the Poor Themselves

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

20 Years After Welfare Reform: A Way Forward

by Rachel Sheffield | @RachelSheffiel2

Small Welfare is Beautiful

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Strivers Punished by Marriage Penalties

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Do Work Requirements Help Lift People Out of Poverty?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Welfare and Marriage in Fishtown

by W. Bradford Wilcox, Alysse ElHage, and David Lapp

Living-Wage Jobs Are Pro-Marriage Jobs

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Angry No More: A Review of Hillbilly Elegy

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Changing Culture From the Bottom Up

by Amber and David Lapp

‘I’m Not the Baby Daddy’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Family Implications of Premature Death in Rural America

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Megacities and Inequality: A Review of The Human City

by Brian J. Shaw

The Generous Poor

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Insecurity Goes Deeper Than Stagnating Incomes

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How Family Fragmentation Sabotages Trust and Grit

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Three Ideas for Supporting Low-Wage Workers

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

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

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

A Living Wage for America’s Families and Civil Society

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Connections That Sustain Us

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

A U-Haul Isn’t What the Working Class Needs

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Want a Stable Family Someday? Date Intentionally

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Putting a Marriage Culture Back Together Again, “Piece By Piece”

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Politics of Solidarity on the Campaign Trail

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Three Ways Our Religious Institutions Can Strengthen Marriage

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The War Zone in White America

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Forces Behind the Spread of Heroin

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why Workers Are Angry

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

What Do Employers Owe Their Workers?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why Do White Working-Class People Support Trump?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Manufacturing Distrust

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

A Meaningless Piece of Paper That Makes a Big Difference

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Roots of America’s Addiction Crisis

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Kids from Stable Families Struggle

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

For Marriage to Work, ‘You Have to Be a Secure Person’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Stigmatizing the Working Class

by Amber and David Lapp

Should We Stigmatize Marrying Young?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The New Poverty Fighters

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

‘I Wanna Know Them First’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Man Cannot Live by Values Alone

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Work Fails Families

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why Working-Class Young Adults Are Ambivalent About Factory Work

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Do Working-Class Young People Want Manufacturing to Come Back?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Character Development Is Empowering, Not Restricting

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How to Support Low-Income Parents Without Discouraging Marriage

by Robert Cherry

Should Character Be a Conversation Stopper?

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Do Scary Statistics Change People’s Behavior?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Why the Road to Character Matters for Middle America

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

To Overcome Polarization, Focus on the Poor

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How Unmarried Men Respond to Their Girlfriends’ Unexpected Pregnancies

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How Class Influences Pregnancy Ambivalence

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Pregnancy Is ‘Planned But Not Planned’

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

What Cross-Class Marriages Teach Us About the Class Divide

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When Families Fragment, Honor the Suffering

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How Religious Institutions Can Bridge Class Gaps to Support Families

by David Lapp and W. Bradford Wilcox

To Help Couples Get Married, Focus on Something Else

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Bootstraps Aren’t Enough

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

Why Poor Women with Unintended Pregnancies Are Less Likely to Get Abortions

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Saul Alinsky, Charles Murray, and Pope Francis Walk into a Bar. . .

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

What Frozen Says About Love in Middle America

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

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

One Idea for Renewing Friendship in Working-Class America

by Amber and David Lapp

How to Revive the American Dream In Blue-Collar America

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Robert I. Lerman

To Overcome Distrust, Renew Friendship

by Amber and David Lapp

Why Mercy Matters

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

To Restore Marriage, Restore Labor Unions?

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

The Legacy of the Libertarian Sexual Ethic

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Sex and Divorce: What’s the Connection?

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox

It’s (Not Just) The Economy, Stupid

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

What’s Stopping Young Adults from Forming Stable Families, Part 2

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

What’s Stopping Young Adults from Forming Stable Families?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Surprised by Solidarity

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Economic Case for Not Giving Up on Marriage

by Meghan Duke

Living on Both Sides of the Parenting Gap

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Choosing Against the Odds

by Anne Snyder

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

by Brian J. Shaw

A Review of Broken Bonds: What Family Fragmentation Means for America’s Future

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Neighbors Who Know How to Neighbor: The Other Kind of Capital

by Amber and David Lapp

Can Character Conquer Circumstance for Today’s Young Adults?

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

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

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Story We Tell About Love

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Mad Men of Working-Class America

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Conservative Case for a Just Wage

by Amber and David Lapp

‘Marriage Is a Community Affair’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Contra the Stereotypes, Many Men Are Eager to Be Good Dads

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Market Forces Behind the Marriage Gap

by Naomi Cahn and June Carbone

Higher Education: The Great Equalizer?

by Kay Hymowitz | @KayHymowitz