President Biden’s plan represents the most consequential piece of family policy legislation in American history

This piece builds off my op-ed recently published in the Deseret News. Space is naturally limited in op-eds, so this is an expanded analysis of the AFP.

Raising a family is hard. Raising a family in the United States is harder than in most rich nations because there is little structural support for childrearing in the US. Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and similar countries provide mothers and fathers many more supports than the United States. Take, for example, the following chart which shows the amount of support families receive from government as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product…

Kevin Shafer

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University.

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