Upcoming Event: ‘The Economics of Oklahoma’s Single Parents’ Practice & Policy Lecture – March 24

The next lecture in the OKDHS Practice & Policy series, ‘The Economics of Oklahoma’s Single Parents’, will be presented by Dr. Larkin Warner and Dr. Jean Warner.  The lecture takes place between 12:00 and 1pm on March 24, 2011 at the Oklahoma History Center in the Chesapeake Room.

Larkin Warner is a former professor at Oklahoma State University who served as the Director of the Economic Studies Division at the Kerr Foundation.  Dr. Warner will use Census data to address the economics of Oklahoma’s single mothers and report on key factors that contribute to poverty in the state.  Co-presenter Dr. Jean Warner helped establish the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, a non-profit organization that advocates for the state’s women and girls. The Journal Record named Dr. Warner one of the “50 Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma” in 2010. Her presentation will focus on innovative initiatives to improve the financial futures of single-parent families.

The Oklahoma History Center is located at:

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Map (opens external site)

This event is open to the public, for more information contact Millie Carpenter at millie.carpenter@OKDHS.org or call (405) 521-3552.

For more on the state’s efforts to strengthen families, see OK Policy’s Roundtable, Should the state of Oklahoma be promoting marriage? The roundtable on marriage promotion initiatives contributes to a conversation started by guest blogger Scott Stanley, who reported on the success of Oklahoma’s Family Expectations program.


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