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Trends in Latin America’s marriage rates, and rates of children born outside of marriage, often reflect changes in laws that create economic incentives—or disincentives—for certain family structures. This week on World Policy On Air, Barnard College professor Nara Milanich discusses how 21st-century “responsible paternity” laws serve the agendas of neoliberal states more than the low-income, unmarried mothers they were intended to help.
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Read Nara Milanich’s article, titled “Daddy issues: ‘Responsible paternity’ as public policy in Latin America,” in the fall issue of World Policy Journal.