The relationship between education and single parenthood in every US state.
Tag: single mothers
More marriage promotion failure evidence
Maybe Brad Wilcox didn't want you to follow the links. Here's why.
The failure of the success sequence
Generations of applying the "three somethings" formula to a basic idea: the problem with poor people is that they’re doing life wrong.
The fathers behind teen births (or, statistical memes and motivated blind trust)
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…
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I overspoke myself on Twitter
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…
Lifetime chance of marrying for Black and White women
The lifetime gap in marriage rates is smaller than I thought, based on these first-ever projections.
Vox interview on the Moynihan chilling effect
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.
Getting serious about promoting marriage to end poverty
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.
Is the Moynihan-backlash chilling effect a myth?
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.
The marriage movement has failed (long live the marriage movement), Blankenhorn edition
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.