W. Bradford Wilcox, Washington Post

W. Bradford Wilcox

Washington Post

Charlottesville, VA, United States

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  • CNN
  • USA TODAY
  • National Review
  • AEI
  • First Things
  • The Federalist
  • The Atlantic
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Recent articles by W.:

Flirting online and relationship troubles go hand-in-hand, even if no one finds out, new research shows

Gen X and millennial men and women are less likely to view sexting, secret emotional relationships and following old boyfriends/girlfriends online as morally problematic. → Read More

CNN

Black men are succeeding in America

A new report shows that the percentage of black men in poverty has fallen and their share in the middle class has risen, write W. Bradford Wilcox, Wendy R. Wang, and Ronald B. Mincy. → Read More

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson should put a ring on it — for his kids' sake

Children are more likely to flounder when they face a revolving cast of unrelated adults in their lives. That's more likely with unmarried parents. → Read More

For Black Boys, Family Structure Still Matters

A new study on economic opportunity has been widely misinterpreted to mean that family structure doesn't matter for black boys' earning potential as adults. → Read More

Sorry, NYT: For Child Poverty, Family Structure Still Matters

Single parenthood is not "the" factor driving child poverty in America, but it is "a" factor ... → Read More

Are Red or Blue Families More Stable?

Despite what Nick Kristof argues, conservative families remain more stable than liberal ones ... → Read More

AEI

The Marriage Divide: How and Why Working-Class Families Are More Fragile Today

Less than half of poor Americans age 18 to 55 (just 26 percent) and 39 percent of working-class Americans are currently married. → Read More

Why Marriage Matters: It Reduces Poverty Risk

Millennials who have a baby outside of marriage are more likely to end up as single parents or paying child support, both of which increase the odds of poverty ... → Read More

AEI

Marriage matters

The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious. → Read More

AEI

Marriage matters

The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious. → Read More

AEI

Millennials and the 'success sequence'

Millennials are taking a dizzying array of paths into adulthood. But, according to AEI Visiting Scholar W. Bradford Wilcox, one path is more likely to lead away from poverty and to the American Dream. → Read More

AEI

The millennial success sequence: Marriage, kids, and the 'success sequence' among young adults

The rise of nontraditional routes into parenthood among Millennials is one indicator that today’s young adults are taking increasingly ... → Read More

AEI

The millennial success sequence: Marriage, kids, and the 'success sequence' among young adults

The rise of nontraditional routes into parenthood among Millennials is one indicator that today’s young adults are taking increasingly ... → Read More

Why would millennial men prefer stay-at-home wives? Race and feminism

Changes in population makeup and the women's movement help explain a turn to tradition → Read More

AEI

Why would millennial men prefer stay-at-home wives? Race and feminism.

Research indicates that millennials take a more traditional view of family arrangements than Generation Xers and baby boomers when they were young adults. → Read More

Why would millennial men prefer stay-at-home wives? Race and feminism.

Changes in population makeup and the women's movement help explain a turn to tradition. → Read More

Marriage Benefits: Men, Take Note

Married men tend to be healthier and wealthier than their unmarried counterparts and to enjoy better their sex lives. → Read More

The Latino Marriage Paradox

Eduardo and Graciela Valdez met on the dance floor of a New York salsa club in 2000. Graciela, a single mother, had returned to her childhood Catholicism after giving birth to a son out of wedlock. → Read More

The Divorce Revolution Has Bred An Army Of Woman Haters

The divorce revolution has created a large minority of men who are ambivalent or hostile towards sacrifice, commitment, women, and marriage. → Read More

Incarceration Rates, Employment Rates, and Marriage Rates Among Church-Going American Black Men

The structure it provides, along with the values it instills, strengthens employment prospects, family life, and more. → Read More