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Dec 13

When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America

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For the last few decades, the retreat from marriage has been regarded largely as a problem afflicting the poor. But the biggest and most consequential marriage trend of our time concerns the broad center of the society, where marriage, that iconic middle-class institution, is in trouble. As the collapse of marriage spreads to the middle class, it imperils the welfare of children, and opens up a social and cultural divide that threatens social stability writ large.

Join us as our special guests address the implications of the retreat from marriage in middle America.

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W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia and Director, National Marriage Project

Paul Taylor
Executive Vice President, Pew Research Center

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Chuck Donovan Chuck Donovan

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