We need to tackle both rising incarceration and declining marriage.
Clay Routledge"Today, more than one in four children in the United States live apart from their dads, in no small part owing to declining marriage, rising nonmarital childbearing, more divorce, and increasing rates of incarceration."
EDITOR’S NOTE:This appeared in the September 30, 2002, issue of National Review. One day this summer, I told a colleague I had to leave early to pick up my weekly fresh vegetables from the organic …
Clay RoutledgeOlder piece by @roddreher but perhaps more relevant than ever. Was thinking about it because my dad died 3 years ago and tomorrow is Father's Day. In many ways, he was a crunchy con long before this was a thing.
Responding to recent concerns about the reliability of the published literature in psychology and other disciplines, we formed the X-Phi Replicability Project (XRP) to estimate the reproducibility of...
So often we get stuck in the past, rehashing what we should have done, and what we no longer have. But researchers say our obsession with the past can tell us something important about our future.
Clay RoutledgeIf you are interested in how complex emotions about the past like regret and nostalgia influence our lives, check out this new NPR Hidden Brain episode. I'm the guest in the second half.
With Father’s Day almost upon us, expect a host of media stories on men and family life. Some will do a good job of capturing the changes and continuities associated with fatherhood in contemporary America. But other reporters and writers will...
Clay RoutledgeJournalists and academics often talk about family life based on their own experiences or desires, but this doesn't represent the reality of the broader social world. Watch for these 5 myths.
Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.
Clay RoutledgeFascinating read. These are the more extreme cases but there are some good lessons in here about what makes life meaningful. Many people would love more time to focus on family, friends, and helping their community.
Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles.