Business of Life

The Business of Life Season 1 Episode 2: This is the modern American family

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The idea of the American family has changed dramatically over the past few decades.  Young Americans are marrying later as marriage and parenthood have become less central concerns. But what does the structure of the modern American family mean for us, and how much is it costing us? To unpack the issue, we’ve enlisted author Ty Tashiro, New York Magazine’s Maureen O’Connor, and Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.

“The Business of Life” is a fresh perspective on the most important issues of our time, as told through the facts, figures, dollars, and cents that shape our world.  Season 1 is hosted by journalist Michael C. Moynihan, each episode brings together an eclectic panel of writers, thinkers, policy experts, and scholars to break down everything you need to make sense of the most complicated topics of our time. Go back to the Business of Life Main Page.


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