Melissa Kearney

Hank welcomes Melissa Kearney (Director of The Aspen Economic Strategy Group and Economics Professor at the University of Maryland) to the podcast to discuss her new book, The Two-Parent Privilege, which explores the rise of single-parent households and the benefits two-parent homes provide for children. Kearney looks at widening inequality, eroding social mobility, divergent family structure, and why marriage is so important for children. They talk about potentially controversial takes in the book, the social and economic reasons for declining marriage rates, and the importance of investing in America’s youth.

Melissa Kearney previously appeared on the second season of Straight Talk with Hank Paulson, stream that episode here.