…One of the costs may well be my sanity… I’ve been working hard for the day job lately. On June 3, the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada will release (drumroll please) “Private choices, public costs: How failing families cost us all.” There’s an event on the Hill, it’s free and open to the public—you can register here if you are interested. This report measures the cost of family breakdown to the public purse.
My co-author on the report is Rebecca Walberg. Since we have our share our skeptical readers who are convinced that ProWomanProLife is somehow connected to/funded by my workplace, and since Rebecca Walberg is my co-author on the study thereby increasing nefarious suspicions, I thought I’d come clean.
Here’s the secret–I like working with smart and kind people. Rebecca is certainly one of them.
Now seems as good a time as any to say that ProWomanProLife is separate from my day job, entirely and totally. I started it on my own, with Sheryl Alger and Teresa Fraser, and subsequently invited the other women to join—none of whom are paid. ProWomanProLife receives no financing (as all the ladies on the blog will confirm). We are unaffiliated with any larger group, and the views expressed not only don’t represent any larger group outside ProWomanProLife, they frequently don’t represent every woman on this blog.
I met Rebecca through policy circles and I liked her right away. Then I invited her to join ProWomanProLife. Later on we decided to partner on this cost of family breakdown in Canada study. It is the start of an “Andrea and Rebecca to save the world” team, one study at a time. Here we go!by