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The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Melissa Kearney. Kearney is a renowned economist, specializing in issues related to social policy, poverty, and inequality. She presents a data-driven argument for the importance of marriage in addressing economic challenges in the United States, drawing on over a decade of economic research to demonstrate that households with two married parents, while still prevalent among the upper class, have become increasingly rare among other socioeconomic groups, contributing to inequality and limiting opportunities for certain children.

Melissa S. Kearney is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also Director of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); and a non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings and has testified before Congress on income inequality.

This event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. Reserve your spot at uwm.universitytickets.com (Linkable URL below)

Sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership in partnership with UWM’s Department of Economics and the Student Union.



February 29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UWM Union Wisconsin Room
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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