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Spring 2015 / Vol. 15, No. 2

FEATURES

Was Moynihan Right?

What happens to children of unmarried mothers


One-Parent Students Leave School Earlier

Education attainment gap widens


How Can Schools Address America’s Marriage Crisis?

Prepare young people for rewarding careers


Purposeful Parenthood

Better planning benefits new parents and their children


Black Men and the Struggle for Work

Social and economic barriers persist


Family Breakdown and Poverty

To flourish, our nation must face some hard truths


An International Look at the Single-Parent Family

Family structure matters more for U.S. students


Government Should Subsidize, Not Tax, Marriage

Social policies have influenced the rate of growth in single-parent families


Moynihan and the Single-Parent Family

The 1965 report and its backlash



RESEARCH


FORUM


CHECK THE FACTS


BOOK REVIEWS

More Harm Than Good

A review of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” by Jason L. Riley


Race and Poverty in Baltimore

A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson


Wrong Diagnosis on Homework Help from Parents

A review of “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education” by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris



BRIEFS

Nathan Glazer on Revisiting the Moynihan Report

Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.


The Meaning of Community at Democracy Prep

School culture supports students and their families


A Tribute to Martha Derthick

With Martha Derthick’s passing on January 12, 2015, America lost one of its preeminent scholars of American politics.


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