Archive for the ‘Family Formation – Marriage; Divorce; Cohabitation’ Category

February 2018 Webinar

Daddy Don’t Go
Dismantling the “deadbeat dad” stereotype

Emily Abt, the producer/director of “Daddy Don’t Go”, will describe the “whys” and “hows” of her feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype.

According to the U.S. Census, one in three children in America grow up without a father, placing them at a significantly higher risk to live in poverty, do poorly in school and run afoul of the criminal justice system. This is particularly true for New York City’s African-American and Latino children, of which 54% and 43% respectively grow up in fatherless households.

A 2014 study of over 40 million children and their parents by researchers at Harvard University found that family structure showed the strongest correlation with economic mobility — more so than other factors such as racial segregation, income inequality, school quality or social capital.

Esteemed sociologist/NYT bestselling author Kathryn Edin recently said about the film: “Every American must see this film. Why is it so heartbreakingly hard—even impossible—to be a decent dad in America if you’re poor? “Daddy Don’t Go” should sear the nation’s conscience.”

From National Fatherhood Initiative Blog, April 13, 2017

“Daddy Don’t Go” is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. Alex, Nelson, Roy and Omar shatter the deadbeat dad stereotype and redefine what it means to be a good father for all men.

Presenter: Emily Abt, Producer/Director, Pureland Pictures

To view movie trailer for ” Daddy Don’t Go” go to this link: https://vimeo.com/78381499

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January 2018 Webinar

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

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December 2017 Webinar

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?

Speakers:

Stephen J. Dubner, Host, Freakanomics Radio

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

When: Listen at your convenience!