The relationship between education and single parenthood in every US state.
Maybe Brad Wilcox didn't want you to follow the links. Here's why.
Generations of applying the "three somethings" formula to a basic idea: the problem with poor people is that they’re doing life wrong.
When makes people trust statistical memes? I don't know of any research on this, but it looks like the recipe includes a combination of scientific-sounding specificity, good graphics, a source that looks credible, and - of course - a number that supports what people already believe (and want their Facebook friends to believe, too). If that's the…
Possibly not the only time. A blog called Random Critical Analysis (RCA) has posted, "On Philip Cohen’s knee-jerk response to Chetty’s “causal mobility” data and its association with single-motherhood." I now must admit that I overspoke myself on Twitter. But I think the blog post I wrote holds up OK. I complained in the post that…
The lifetime gap in marriage rates is smaller than I thought, based on these first-ever projections.
Jenée Desmond-Harris from Vox.com interviewed me about the Moynihan backlash post. The piece is here. In it she links to this blog, but not to the specific post. If you're looking for that, it's here.
We could lift 3.5 million single mothers (with 7.1 million children) out of poverty by changing the anti-marriage views of selfish, rich, single men.
The resilience of this narrative reflects the success of conservative critics in building an image of leftist academics as ideological bullies who suppress any research that doesn't toe their line.
In the absence of providing the support necessary for poor families to rise to a level of subsistence and security adequate to establish a basic command over their own futures, intervention on the marriage front is deeply patronizing and morally offensive.