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Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage by [Sawhill, Isabel V.]
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"Forty years ago, Isabel Sawhill inspired a generation of scholars, including myself, with her landmark research on divorce. Now, she does it again, turning her sharp eye on non-marital childbearing with equal success. Free of ideology and comprehensive in scope, her story highlights how the decline in marriage is affecting children's life chances and what might be done to reverse the trend."―Sara McLanahan, William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University



"Dr. Sawhill makes a thoughtful, fresh, rigorously documented case for reducing unplanned pregnancies. She pushes against a strong headwind to argue for two parent families as often as possible. If she is right about the economc and cultural implications about pur changing procreation behavior, we have a lot of work to do."―Donna Shalala, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services



"No one is better qualified than Belle Sawhill to tackle two of the most important questions facing America today. At a time of rapidly changing family structure, who is best able to raise children? And how can we do a better job of making sure the children who are born are welcomed by parents who are prepared to give them the love and sustained attention they deserve? Full of new research and analysis, this book will make you re-think what you know about both."―Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour



"Belle Sawhill has written an extraordinary book that surfaces and analyzes the most important demographic shift over the last 50 years: the trend of young adults drifting into parenthood, rather than planning for it. The negative implications for the ability of young adults and their children to achieve the American Dream are profound and deeply troubling, but this superbly written book, drawing on insights from behavioral economics, provides clearheaded, actionable recommendations of how we can change course and ensure that every young person can achieve their full potential. Generation Unbound is a must read for policy makers, change agents, parents, anyone working to ensure that America continues to be the land of opportunity."―Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation



Isabel Sawhill takes a more serious view. A former budget aide for Bill Clinton who now works at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, she has been pondering the state of the family for decades. Generation Unbound is clear, concise and admirably fair-minded.The Economist



An important new book.Nicholas Kristoff, The New York Times



You won't find a clearer-eyed analyst of family and poverty than Sawhill to serve as guides in charting a new way forward…Conservatives will have to do better in order to compete with the vision promoted in these books, which speaks forthrightly to the left, right, and middle.Emily Bazelon, The Atlantic



Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution makes a compelling case that the humble IUD could help halt the ongoing rise of single mothers, who are disproportionately impoverished.Jordan Weissman, Slate



Thoughtful…I highly recommend.Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post

About the Author



Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings, where she holds the Cabot Family Chair. She also serves as codirector of the Center on Children and Families. She is the coauthor (with Ron Haskins) of Creating an Opportunity Society (Brookings, 2009) and board president of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.



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  • File Size: 1207 KB
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  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (September 25, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AFE532U
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