The Two-Parent Privilege by Melissa Kearney: A Discussion

Wed., November 29, 2023 | 5:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Harris School of Public Policy
1307 E 60TH ST
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Join University of Maryland Professor Melissa Kearney to discuss her new book and how modern trends in family structure perpetuate inequality and erode social mobility. Lesley Turner, Associate Professor at the Harris School, will moderate the discussion. Steven Durlauf, Director of the Stone Center, Damon Jones, an Associate Director of the Stone Center, and Ariel Kalil, a Stone Center Advisor, will offer expert commentary. This event aims to present its audience with evidence of the effects of family structure on childhood outcomes and to explore public policies to strengthen the potential for two-parent households while making the consequences of single-parent households less onerous.