Weighing in on the Debate: Why Do Economists Urge College but Not Marriage?

by Barbara Ray

A debate is bubbling up about why economists focus on college as an earnings boost and not marriage, sparked by Megan McArdle at the Daily Beast, Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry at Fortune, and economist Bryan Caplan . When economist talk about options for… More



Knot Yet What? How to Build Stronger Families

by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn

When we read about what is happening to the twenty-somethings at the heart of Knot Yet our first thoughts are of two couples we know who illustrate the patterns we have found in  our research on contemporary families. The first,… More



The Trouble with Men

by Barbara Ray

I’m worried about men. Young men, in particular. A year, maybe two, ago, Sheldon Danziger, an economist at the University of Michigan and a member of the MacArthur Network on Transitions to Adulthood sent me the below chart, and added… More