Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family
In a discussion of her book Marriage Markets, the University of Minnesota’s June Carbone – a former law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City – examines the impact of those economic forces on working-class and lower-income families in particular. They have produced a larger group of high-income men than women; written off the men at the bottom because of unemployment, incarceration, and substance abuse; and left a larger group of women with a smaller group of comparable men in the middle. Policy changes are needed, Carbone says.
The event marks Women’s Equality Week.