Broadway Publications

Broadway Publications is the imprint of the Institute for American Values. Founded in 1987, the Institute for American Values is nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to study and strengthen key American values. The Institute brings together leading scholars from across the human sciences and across the political spectrum for interdisciplinary deliberation, collaborative research, and to issue joint public statements. For more information visit www.americanvalues.org.

The Marriage Index: A Proposal to Establish Leading Marriage Indicators By Institute for American Values and National Center for African American Marriages and Parenting
36 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-16-2
Paper Paper Retail Price: $5.00



The Marriage Index: A Proposal to Establish Leading Marriage Indicators

In The Marriage Index, a bipartisan group of scholars and leaders has carefully developed a set of Leading Marriage Indicators—fundamental, well-chosen measurements that accurately reveal the direction and overall health of marriage as a social institution.

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The State of Our Unions 2009: Money & Marriage By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
116 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-17-9
Paper Paper Retail Price: $10.00



The State of Our Unions 2009: Money & Marriage

State of Our Unions 2009 seeks to answer the following questions: How is the Great Recession affecting the institution of marriage, as measured by changes in marriage and divorce rates in the United States? How do family finances—especially credit card debt and family assets—shape the quality and stability of contemporary married life in America?

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The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
120 pages | ISBN 9781931764254


The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three

The State of Our Unions 2011: When Baby Makes Three takes a look at men and women—with and without children—to determine how parenthood is linked to the emotional welfare of adults of childbearing age.

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The State of Our Unions 2012: The President’s Marriage Agenda By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox
120 pages | ISBN 9781931764384
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The State of Our Unions 2012: The President’s Marriage Agenda

Leading scholars of marriage and family here come together to offer a fresh set of policy recommendations to whomever the nation elects this fall—or indeed, in the future.

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The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States By Benjamin Scafidi
44 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-14-8
Paper Paper Retail Price: $5.00



The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States

This study provides the first rigorous estimate of the costs to U.S. taxpayer high rates of divorce and unmarried childbearing both at the national and state levels.

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The Way to Wealth: Four Rules By Institute for American Values
56 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-41-4 978-1-931764-52-0
Paper Paper Retail Price: $5.00

E-Book Retail Price: $1.99



The Way to Wealth: Four Rules

Can the rules that worked for an America of small farms and town criers work for an America of sprawling suburbs and smartphones? Yes, conclude the researchers at the Institute for American Values, who put the rules that Benjamin Franklin described in his Way of Wealth (1758) to the twenty-first […]

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Three Views of Oman: Society and Religion 1945–2006 By Charles Butt, Edward Grazda, Raina Sacks Blankenhorn and Wilfred P. Thesiger
ISBN 978-1-931764-29-2
Paper Paper Retail Price: $40.00



Three Views of Oman: Society and Religion 1945–2006

Collected here for the first time is a history of images of Oman, one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world, and among the earliest adherents to Islam.

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Thrift or Debt: Which Direction Is Right for Texas? By Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Charles E. Stokes and Stephen Reeves
70 pages | ISBN 9781931764230
Paper Paper Retail Price: $7.00



Thrift or Debt: Which Direction Is Right for Texas?

In this appeal to the Texas Legislature, the Texas Thrift Coalition (a nonpartisan, volunteer group of leaders and organizations) promotes thrift and encourages saving as a path to family prosperity and financial security for Texans.

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Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-One Evidence-Based Propositions from the Health and Social Sciences By Institute for American Values
56 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-44-5 978-1-931764-45-2
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E-Book Retail Price: $0.99



Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-One Evidence-Based Propositions from the Health and Social Sciences

Casino gambling is spreading into the mainstream of American life and unleashing a host of troubling problems: it is harming health, draining wealth from people in the lower ranks of the income distribution, and contributing to economic inequality. These are among the findings of Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-One Evidence-Based Propositions […]

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Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences By W. Bradford Wilcox
44 pages | ISBN 978-1-931764-2-47 978-1-931764-28-5
Paper Paper Retail Price: $6.50

E-Book Retail Price: $6.50



Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences

Why Marriage Matters reviews the relevant research on family topics and comes to three fundamental conclusions: marriage is an important social good, marriage is an important public good, and the benefits of marriage extend to poor and minority communities.

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