Apr

10

Keeping Young Fathers Involved with Their Children

by Barbara Ray

How do we keep young fathers involved in their children’s lives? As ample research has shown, many young men are in the delivery room when their child is born. Yet five years later, the number of involved fathers has dwindled. A father’s involvement… More

Apr

08

The Slide into Parenthood and Out of the Middle Class

by Barbara Ray

Twelve years ago, Crystal (her name is changed on her request) was in her high school’s  locker room with her girlfriend waiting the results of a pregnancy test. Crystal was 17. And she was devastated. She and her boyfriend had… More

Mar

20

Brookings’ Event Recap: The Future of Marriage in the U.S.

by Barbara Ray

    If you missed today’s debate at the Brookings Institution, hosted by its Center on Children and Families, about the findings of the “Knot Yet” report, you missed a lively back and forth. I’ll try to recap it here.… More