The Debate Over Family Structure and Life Success

Everyone recognizes that there is a persistent income, wealth, and health gap, on average, between black and white Americans.  To what extent do family structure and related personal decisions contribute to these gaps?  Why is this important?  And what are the policy implications?  We’ll explain.

Despite the strong correlation between family structure and life success, some still dispute the causal connection.  That’s especially true with regard to the African American community.  The latest example of this.....

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