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January 2, 2024

We Can Make Chicago Safer By Prioritizing Stronger Families

…Ph.D., is executive director of the Center for Poverty Solutions at the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative research group. Brad Wilcox, professor of sociology and director of the National Marriage Project at…

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 11, 2023

How to make smartphones and apps safer for kids

…a movement that would follow across the 50 states.  Michael Toscano is executive director of the Institute for Family Studies. Brad Wilcox is the Future of Freedom Fellow at the…

December 5, 2023

The Ninth Annual American Family Survey: Perceptions and Realities of Issues Families Face Today

…for Boys and Men Isabel V. Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution W. Bradford Wilcox, Nonresident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Moderator: Daniel A. Cox, Director, Survey Center on American Life,…

December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

“If we care about our children, if we care about the vibrancy of our communities, we have no choice but to have the conversation” about absent fatherhood, said Chris Sprowls, who…

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 17, 2023

Male Malaise Is Not Just About ‘the Culture’

You are familiar with the litany of ills blighting our society: declining rates of work and marriage; rising rates of obesity and loneliness; soaring deaths of despair. All of these trends…

October 27, 2023

What liberals don’t understand about men and marriage

…of men who end up becoming fathers and forging day-in-day-out relationships with their children. Brad Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and director of the National…