9:30 am EDT - 10:30 am EDT

Past Event

The Parent Trap: Reducing social inequality by supporting parents and their children

Co-hosted by The MIT Press

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Brookings Institution
Falk auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

In his new book, “The Parent Trap: How to Stop Overloading Parents and Fix Our Inequality Crisis“, economist Nate Hilger argues today’s parents have been set up to fail. Are we asking too much of parents? Is modern parenting contributing to social inequality? How can U.S. support systems and policies be reimagined to set parents up for success and allow all children to thrive?

On Tuesday, May 9, the Brookings Center on Children and Families and The MIT Press will host an event to discuss these questions. Sharita Gruberg, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, will join Hilger for a conversation on the critical role parents play in child skill development. Social policy expert Melissa Kearney will moderate.

Viewers may submit questions by emailing [email protected] or via Twitter using the hashtag #SupportingModernParents.

Registration is required to attend an event in person and guests at Brookings are required to attest to their state of health before attending. Visitors may not enter the building if they are feeling ill for any reason, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 14 days.

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