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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley, and a panel of experts on foster care, adoption, and family law will discuss how to reform the fostering and adoption systems.

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AEI fellow Angela Rachidi has spent nearly a decade researching benefit programs for low-income individuals. She joined the podcast to talk the state of the safety net, lessons learned from her time in New York City, why we don’t just copy the Scandinavian system, and much more.

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The preponderance of evidence suggests that children would be better off if more lived with married parents. Our public policies should reflect that reality.

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A recent op-ed claims Americans should stop “obsessing” about single motherhood and poverty. The article ends up conveying the wrong impression about the actual links between single parenthood and poverty, especially for children. While family structure is not destiny, the evidence suggests it remains important and shouldn’t be dismissed as one important factor affecting children in particular.

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It’s no secret that the United States is unique in the way leave benefits are provided to workers. A new proposal from Kristin Shapiro of the Independent Women’s Forum offers another approach, one that is being described as a conservative approach to paid leave.

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Fifty years after the sexual revolution, sex in America is in decline. Americans are having less sex, the share of Americans who say they never once had sex in the past year is rising, and—perhaps most surprising—this revolution in sexual behavior is being led by the young. What’s driving this sexual counter-revolution?

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On this week’s episode of Banter, AEI research fellow in poverty studies Angela Rachidi discusses the child tax credit and state requests for work-related Medicaid requirements.

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There’s no silver bullet—no simple legislative fix—for the skills gaps plaguing industry after industry and constricting opportunity for workers. But Washington could make a big dent in the problem.

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Poverty rates have trended downward in recent years, and they look to dip even lower in 2018 and beyond, though low labor force participation remains an obstacle.

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Sugary beverages have no place in a government-funded nutrition program like SNAP, so the Trump administration’s decision is disappointing.

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On this week’s episode of Banter, new AEI visiting fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley discusses how big data might contribute to efforts to reform foster care bureaucracies.

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