Free! Second Wednesday Webinars


Every month guest speakers, program authors, or Dibble staff bring you insight on timely topics related to teen/young adult romantic relationship issues, research, and programs

December 2017 

December Second Wednesday Webinar
From Freakanomics Radio

We invite you to listen to the following podcast as it clearly lays out the argument for marriage as a values vs. economic decision.

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat from Marriage

Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right?


Stephen J. Dubner, Host, Freakanomics Radio

Melissa Kearney: Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland

When: Listen at your convenience!


January 10, 2018

The Success Sequence:
Marriage, kids, and the ‘success sequence’
among young adults

A record 55 percent of Millennial parents (ages 28-34) have put childbearing before marriage, according to a new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Panel data by the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies. The rise of nontraditional routes into parenthood among Millennials is one indicator that today’s young adults are taking increasingly divergent paths toward adulthood, including family formation.

New research by Dr. Wilcox and others shows that the success sequence works even for young adults today. In fact, 86% of Millennials who follow the sequence have now moved into the middle class and only 3% of Millennials who follow the sequence are poor today.

Given the importance of education, work, and marriage—even for a generation that has taken increasingly circuitous routes into adulthood—Dr. Wilcox challenges policymakers, business leaders, and civic leaders to advance public policies and cultural changes to make his sequence both more attainable and more valued. 

Presenter: W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., Director, National Marriage Project

Who should attend: Policy makers, business and civic leaders, educators, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees, teen pregnancy prevention program managers and staff, grant writers, and journalists

When:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration60 minutes

Cost: Free!

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