The Two-Parent Privilege with Melissa Kearney
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.
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
Books & Everything:
The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind
Ministry in the New Realm: A Theology of 2 Corinthians
Foundations for Lifelong Learning: Education in Serious Joy