The Two-Parent Privilege?: A Discussion on Marriage, Economic Opportunity

University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney has sparked wide-spread public debate about the decline of marriage and its impact on economic mobility, child well-being, and inequality. Her recent book, The Two-Parent Privilege, offers a data-driven review of marriage’s decline, and what that means for kids. On February 22, she will offer a policy-focused presentation on Capitol Hill, followed by a panel discussion with EPPC’s Patrick T. Brown, Alyssa Rosenberg of the Washington Post, and the Niskanen Center’s Joshua McCabe.

Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, in Russell Senate Building Room 385 for a spirited conversation on what—if anything—public policy can do to bolster marriage in the 21st century.