STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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Audio from family structure special

Kurt Metzger, director of Data Driven Detroit, and Dr. Alford Young, chair and professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, on single parent families

Kathryn Edin, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard and co-author of Doing the Best I can: Fatherhood in the Inner City, and Kay Hymowitz, William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys, discuss whether or not marriage is a solution for low income families.


Heather Brown, Program Manager at the Center for Family Success at Starfish Family Services, and Dr. Cleopatra Caldwell, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and Director of the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health at the University of Michigan's school of Public Health, give an on-the-ground perspective on families in Michigan and how social policy helps or hurts those families.


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