If you’re in driving distance of D.C.,
don’t miss this event!

The Family in America will hold its first of three D.C. symposia on “Demography and Public Policy,” December 7, at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center.

Are declining birth and marriage rates due to Americans’ long–ignored desire to seek greater personal happiness and professional fulfillment? Or would more men and women choose to stay married and have more children if our divorce laws were more stringent, our tax codes more family–friendly, and our wages more supportive of a single–earner family? Scholars have long debated the role of public policy in sustaining family structure. While most believe it to be a mere reflection of current social realities, some—like the editors and writers of The Family in America—argue that public policy is a driving force behind the breakdown of the family.

Join the editors of The Howard Center’s quarterly, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, on Capitol Hill on Friday, December 7 for a symposium addressing the question: “Demography and Public Policy: Can the Right Policy Mix Reverse Family Breakdown?”

Presenters will be Dr. Allan Carlson, President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, & Society and Editor of The Family in America, and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and President of The Ruth Institute. Respondents will be Dr. Charles Murray, bestselling conservative author most recently of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, and David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times.

The symposium will be held from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, room 201. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. To register, call Nicole Kooistra at (815) 964-5819 or emailNicole@profam.org.