May 7 2015
EVENT ON DECLINE OF MARRIAGE, CAN IT BE SAVED?
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- On Wednesday, May 13, the Independent Women's Forum (IWF) hosts I Do…I Don’t: The Future of Marriage panel discussion. Panelists ?Isabel Sawhill, Kay Hymowitz, Kate Bolick, and W. Bradford Wilcox, all heavyweight thinkers in the field, discuss a very serious issue confronting society today: Is the institution of marriage disappearing?.
Family structures have changed dramatically in recent decades. Declining marriage rates, the growth of cohabitation, and increasing numbers of young Americans purposefully forgoing marriage have profound impacts on our culture as well as our economy. IWF’s panel will address the consequences of the decline in marriage, and if there is anything that can and should be done to save it.
Isabel V. Sawhill, whose latest book is Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage, is co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution
Kay S. Hymowitz, whose four books on the family include Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
Kate Bolick, who just released her book Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where her much discussed article "All the Single Ladies" appeared
W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, an associate professor of sociology at the university and coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Science Perspectives
Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, The Independent Women’s Forum
DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
TIME: 5:30 p.m. ET reception, 6:30 p.m. ET panel + Q&A
LOCATION: 1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Celia Meyer | Communications Associate
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