Prioritizing Child Well-Being: An Interview with Helen Alvaré (Part 1)
In her new book from Cambridge University Press, IFS contributor and law professor Helen Alvaré critiques the U.S. government’s long-standing response to the problems associated with nonmarital childbearing, and proposes what some might view as a radical solution: a shift in federal policy and programs away from prioritizing adult needs and desires toward promoting the best interests of children first. I recently spoke with Helen about her book, Putting Children’s Interests First in U.S. Family Law and Policy: With Power Comes Responsibility. Following is an edited transcript of that interview, which will run in two parts (we will publish part 2 next week).