IMFC Family Policy Conference 2007

September 27, 2007  | 

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Why cohabitation is not marriage

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse earned a doctorate in economics and spent fifteen years teaching at Yale University and George Mason University.  She left her full-time university teaching post in 1996 to move with her family to California. She is now a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

View Dr. Roback Morse's presentation here
Listen to Dr. Roback Morse's remarks here: Part 1Part 2 and Part 3

Dr. Douglas Allen
The economics of marriage

Dr. Allen is a professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He has been researching and writing on the economics of marriage for over 15 years and has been published in The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

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Listen to Dr. Allen's remark here: Part 1 and Part 2

David Blankenhorn
The future of marriage


David Blankenhorn is founder and president of the Institute for American Values, a non-partisan organization devoted to strengthening families and civil society.  His most recent book The Future of Marriage was favourably reviewed by The New York Times.

Listen to Dr. Blankenhorn's remarks here: Part 1 and Part 2

Patricia Morgan
Childcare Policy in Sweden, Italy, and Britain

Patricia Morgan is a senior research fellow at CIVITAS: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society in the UK.  She is the author of Family Policy, Family Changes which compares the state of the family in Sweden, Italy and the UK.  She has been researching and writing for many years on social policy topics such as adoption, childcare and family structure.  She is also the author of The War between the State and the Family, a powerful account of economic disincentives for family stability in the U.K. and the world today.

View Ms. Morgan's presentation here

Listen to Ms. Morgan's remark here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Peter Shawn Taylor

Multiple perpectives on single parent poverty


Peter Shawn Taylor is a freelance researcher, writer and editor at large for Macleans.  He has a master’s degree in economics and has worked extensively in journalism, contributing to Canadian Business, Macleans, Reader’s Digest, Saturday Night, Canadian Geographic and the Fraser Forum, among others.

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Listen to Mr. Taylor's remarks: Part 1 and Part 2
Read the paper on which this presentation is based here