When it comes to family life, men, women, and children in educated and affluent communities are thriving: they enjoy strong and stable families, low rates of divorce and nonmarital childbearing, and comparatively high rates of marital quality. By contrast, working-class and poor families are floundering: divorce is high, single parenthood is common, and marital quality is comparatively low. This talk by U.Va. Professor Bradford Wilcox explains why there is a marriage divide in America, and why it matters that so many children, men, and women in poor and working-class communities don’t have access to “The Marital Privilege.”
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MT
Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226
Leprino Hall 170
About Dr. Brad Wilcox
Dr. Wilcox is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. As an undergraduate, he was a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va. His research focuses on marriage, and on the ways that gender, religion, class, and children influence the quality and stability of American family life. He has published articles on marriage, cohabitation, fatherhood, and religion and family life in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family, and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Time, CNN, NBC’s The Today Show, and numerous NPR stations.