Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Can Marriage Help Solve Poverty?Download audio (MP3)
A third of households headed by single mothers are in poverty. A new report by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation argues that promoting marriage is America's greatest weapon against poverty. We discuss the report, the link between single-parent households and poverty and what can be done about it.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Isabel Sawhill, economist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at Brookings
- Rachel Sheffield, research associate at The Heritage Foundation and co-author of the report on single parents and poverty
- Stephanie Coontz, professor at Evergreen State College, author "Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage" and director of research and public education at the Council on Contemporary Families
- Marriage: America's Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty : A study from the Heritage Foundation
- Marriage is Not an Antidote to Poverty : Stephanie Coontz's op-ed at cnn.com
- 20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right : Op-ed by Isabel Sawhill referenced during show
- More on the study from NPR
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