Domestic Public Policy

Raising a Nation: How Improving Society and Closing Class Gaps Will Depend on Strengthening Families

Grant Year: 2021

Melissa Kearney will research and write a book examining the extent to which increasing economic opportunity and social mobility will require finding ways to create stable family environments for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She will synthesize research findings on the advantages to children of growing up in stable two-parent families; assess the state of evidence on policies that can promote such family structures; and recommend policies to bolster families and increase opportunities for upward mobility for children.

University of Maryland Domestic Public Policy