Open discussion: Kids without marriage

Filed in Gather Family Essential by on April 14, 2008 0 Comments

Are out-of-wedlock births no big deal? Or are they? I am listening to MPR’s Midmorning and Kerri just introduced the topic:

Kids without marriage

As the rate of babies born out of wedlock rises, some scholars argue that there is a negative social impact on children. Midmorning asks if the increasing numbers indicate a crisis after all.

Guest Kay Hymowitz: is fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of “Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age.”

Guest Lisalyn Jacobs: vice president for government relations for Legal Momentum (formerly known as the NOW legal defense fund).

Edit: The show is over but you can catch the archived audio here.

In any case, you can join this open discussion now, and share your perspective on children born outside marriage.

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Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media
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