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The Two-Parent Privilege with Melissa Kearney

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The Two-Parent Privilege with Melissa Kearney

October 26, 2023
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and EverythingClearly Reformed

In this episode, Kevin talks with Melissa Kearney, professor of economics at the University of Maryland, about her new book, The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind (University of Chicago Press, 2023). What is so great about being raised by two parents? When did marriage become a significant cause (and effect) of class distinctions? What can be done to restore the importance of marriage? How can we normalize the two-parent home without stigmatizing single mothers? Listen in as Kevin and Melissa tackle these questions, and many others, in this fascinating discussion about the economics of marriage.

Chapters:

0:00 Intro

1:25 A Little About Melissa

7:55 The Two-Parent Privilege

26:45 Sponsor Break | Crossway

27:10 Charts, Numbers, and Trends

43:30 Sponsor Break | Desiring God

43:55 Social Norms

56:50 What’s Coming Up?

58:00 Until Next Time

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The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind

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