Isabel Sawhill is a liberal scholar who has spent much of her career defending marriage from cultural developments and government policies that have weakened the institution. She has been pro-marriage not for moral, spiritual , or cultural reasons but because the data is overwhelming that children do better with two parents and that married couples do better economically.
But now she is giving up. She says that marriage is in such a weakened state that we need to come up with alternatives that will have the same economic and child-care benefits. See what she is proposing after the jump. How do you think these would work? [Read more…]