The Family in the Changing Economy

Apr 30, 2015
International House at the University of Chicago
1414 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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How does today’s economy impact the modern family? Several trends link mounting burdens on family life to economics: children are raised amid familial and fiscal instability, young people are delaying or forgoing marriage, the elderly are made increasingly vulnerable with a growing distance between generations and rising health care costs, and the families of economic refugees are often divided across national borders or go legally unrecognized. Yet families form us as persons and are integral both to society and the economy. Situated between the 2014 and 2015 Synod Of Bishops On The Family, this symposium will feature dialogue among Bishop Cantù, economists, and scholars on what insights Catholic social teaching and contemporary economics can offer into the current crisis of the family in the changing economy.

Opening Remarks
Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago

Keynote Address
Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces, NM; Chair, USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace

Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University
William Evans, University of Notre Dame
Christine Firer Hinze, Fordham University
Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego

This program is part of the Lumen Christi Institute’s Seventh Annual Conference in Economics and Catholic Social Thought, a continuing exchange between research economists, bishops, and scholars.

IH-logo jpegPresented by the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought. Co-sponsored by The International House Global Voices Program, & The Seng Foundation Program for Market-Based Programs and Catholic Values at the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.