Rethinking Policies for the Demands of Modern American Families

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In 1960, 73 percent of children were raised in married-couple households, according to the Pew Research Center.  By 2014, less than half were. But New America president Anne-Marie Slaughter and Family Story co-director Mia Birdsong argue that the United States has stuck with outdated policies aimed toward two-parent households.  We speak with Slaughter and Birdsong about policy changes that can help meet the demands of today's families.

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Mia Birdsong, co-director, Family Story

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president, New America; author, "Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family"