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— Douglas J. Besharov is the Norman and Florence Brody Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
“Declining Labor Force Participation and the Expanding Social Safety Net


— Martin D. Brown is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.
“Why Single-Parent Households Matter Even More Today


— Douglas M. Call is a Senior Research Analyst at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
“Declining Labor Force Participation and the Expanding Social Safety Net


— Matthew M. Chingos is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute.
“Student Loans: What Students Don’t Know Can Hold Them Back


— Maura Corrigan is a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the former Director of Michigan’s Department of Human Services.
“Back to Work on Food Stamps


— Jim DeMint is the President of The Heritage Foundation.
“Preface to the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity


— Anna J. Egalite is a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University.
“Achieving Economic Mobility Through School Choice


— Patrick F. Fagan is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council.
“With an Eye on the Children: The Effects of Divorce on Society


— Jamie Bryan Hall is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Data Analysis, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.


— Karen R. Harned is the Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center.
“Federal Regulations: An ‘Opportunity Cost’ for American Small Business


— Carson Holloway is currently a Visiting Fellow in American Political Thought in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
“The Culture of Freedom


— Valerie Huber is the President of Ascend (formerly the National Abstinence Education Association).
“Empowering Young People’s Decisions, for Their Future — and Ours


— Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Contributing Editor of City Journal.
“The Legacy of the Marriage Class Divide


— Anthony B. Kim is the Research Manager of the Index of Economic Freedom and Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Freedom in the Center for Trade and Economics, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity.
“Time to Restore America’s Economic Freedom


— Christine Kim is a Policy Analyst in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity.
“Overview of the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity


— Matthew Ladner is the Senior Advisor of Policy and Research at the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
“Growing the Graduation Rate


— Yuval Levin is Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Editor of National Affairs.
“Introduction: Assessing the Intergenerational Compact


— Jennifer A. Marshall is Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow.
“Overview of the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity


— Marvin Olasky is the Editor-in-Chief of WORLD and the author of The Tragedy of American Compassion.
Volunteering: A Fraying Bond in American Society


— Mark Regnerus is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, Research Associate at its Population Research Center, and Senior Fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture.
“The Erosion of the Marriage Ecosystem


— Rachel Sheffield is a Policy Analyst in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity.


— Juan Williams is a political analyst and co-host of The Five on Fox News Channel and a columnist for The Hill.
“School Choice Puts Children Back at the Center of Education Reform


— Paul L. Winfree is the Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity.
“The Unintended Consequences of Welfare Spending


— Patrick J. Wolf is a Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas’ College of Education and Health Professions.
Achieving Economic Mobility Through School Choice


— Robert L. Woodson, Sr., is the Founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.
A New Paradigm to Promote Self-Sufficiency


— Charmaine Yoest is the President and CEO of Americans United for Life.
“How Science, State Laws, and Exposure Are Driving the Pro-Life Comeback

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