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June 13, 2024

The Family-to-Prison-or-College Pipeline: Married Fathers and Young Men’s Transition to Adulthood

…are more likely to be exposed to unrelated adults, especially males, who pose a greater risk of being neglectful or even abusive to them, as Brad Wilcox noted in his…

December 18, 2023

Kids aren’t for everyone. But it’s better for everyone if you have them.

…especially in the early years. W. Bradford Wilcox, a colleague of mine at the American Enterprise Institute who studies family structure, speculates that in an increasingly atomized society, parenthood is…

December 15, 2023

Pro-Family Policy Priorities for States

Introduction America’s system of federalism means that the is- sues that most directly impact the lives of parents and families are often most appropriately dealt with at the state level….

December 13, 2023

Stronger Families, Safer Streets

The debate about how best to respond to urban crime—a debate that has become more important in light of recent increases in violent crime and homicide in many cities across…

December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

…or with the law.  Clearly, girls and especially boys are much more likely to flourish if they grow up with their married fathers. No institution compares to marriage when it…

November 27, 2023

For kids, marriage still matters

…by promoting the success sequence. Utah’s youth deserve to know this proven pathway to a better life. Brad Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and director…

November 16, 2021

The Changing Face of Social Breakdown

Last month, two of my colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute (Brad Wilcox and Lyman Stone), along with co-authors from the Wheatley Foundation and the Institute for Family Studies, published…