University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney has sparked widespread public debate about the decline of marriage and its impact on economic mobility, child well-being, and inequality. At a recent Capitol Hill event co-hosted by the Niskanen Center and Ethics and Public Policy Center, Kearney joins a panel of family policy experts to discuss her research and explore what–if anything–public policy can do to bolster marriage in the 21st century. Kearney draws on findings from her recent book, The Two-Parent Privilege, which offers a data-driven review of marriage’s decline, and what that means for kids.