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December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

…in itself is more than sufficient to raise fine sons,” said psychologist Peggy Drexler of Cornell University. But in recent years, we have seen a growing recognition from scholars and…

November 27, 2023

For kids, marriage still matters

The science could not be clearer: On average, the children of married parents are more likely to experience happier, healthier and more successful lives. Brookings Institution scholar Melissa Kearney powerfully…

November 20, 2023

The Next Time States Are “Swimming in Money” Make Them Repay Their Federal Loans

The pandemic was full of firsts, including the first time states received hundreds of billions of federal dollars they could use to shore up their depleted state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. The…

November 1, 2023

The Ultimate Social Capital: A Story to Save the Union

…an unfortunate thing happened during this long overdue reckoning. Out of the growing recognition it had been ignoring or excluding so many people, our national story was disassembled. Scholars focused…

October 27, 2023

What liberals don’t understand about men and marriage

…Marriage Project, is the Future of Freedom Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and a visiting scholar at the Sutherland Institute. He is the author of the forthcoming book…

October 17, 2023

Understanding Poverty Measurement

COSM scholars and AEI affiliates include some of the nation’s foremost experts on poverty measurement. On October 17, COSM gathered several of these scholars to provide a primer on opportunity…

September 29, 2023

How Well Is Rural America Doing? You’d Be Surprised

…found exploitative of the suffering and despair of poor whites principally as a way to generate capital for the author’s other interests. But fear not: Currid-Halkett is a serious scholar with genuine…

September 21, 2023

The Two-Parent Advantage

…us that a stable, married family still gives children a leg up in life. I was thinking of surveys of family scholarship like this one from the Brookings-Princeton journal, Future of Children, reporting…

September 20, 2023

Do Two Parents Matter More Than Ever?

…leaves everyone better off, including the children.”3 Meanwhile, some family scholars have speculated that “the consequences of divorce should become smaller when the divorce rates increase, because the higher these…

September 18, 2023

West Virginia Budget Cuts Are a Taste of Higher Ed’s Future

…students (54% at WVU) hail from out of state. In addition, nearly a quarter of the students at WVU are eligible for Pell Grants, and many more are “Promise Scholars”…