If they had asked me to review the new research report from the National Marriage Project, this is what I would have said.
In other news, the Heritage Foundation reported the unemployment rate.
This has really gone too far. The National Marriage Project, under the directorship of W. Bradford Wilcox, a tenured sociologist at the U. Virginia, is telling some tall tales, courtesy of a grant from the Templeton Foundation‘s “Foundations of Marital Generosity Project.” I’m sorry I never got around to writing this, even though the report in…
Divorce odds are lowest for women who marry later, and for people who've been married a long time.
The only argument he makes is to underline the word "not." So do you trust him?
Generations of applying the "three somethings" formula to a basic idea: the problem with poor people is that they’re doing life wrong.
The following are notes for my remarks at an author-meets-critics session at the Social Science History Association yesterday in Baltimore. The book is One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America, by Melanie Heath. The book is well researched, elegantly argued, easily read, and deeply thought-provoking. I highly recommend it.In the…
I’m at the American Sociological Association meetings in San Francisco, on my way over to present the following slides at a session on “Closing the Economic Marriage Gap: The Policy Debate.” Looks like a great session, organized by Melanie Heath, Orit Avishai, and Jennifer Randles, and including Andrew Cherlin, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Mignon Moore, and Ronald…
Like a vaccine-denying Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins? Chris Smith is outraged and befuddled by the state of academic sociology.
I have to give credit to the overreaching headline writer for accurately capturing the basic message: Shame on you.