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In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Robert Putnam shares his research and stories showing the growing class gap among kids in the United States and offers ideas for how we can address the disparity.

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a renowned social science researcher on:

  • The experiences of young people growing up in different economic classes;
  • Statistics and trends explaining a growing economic gap among Americans; and
  • How churches can be involved in caring for all of our kids.

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Leith: Professor, America is abuzz over your new book, “Our Kids.” And I’ve got to tell you, I’m amazed at how many people I talk to who have already read it. In it, you claim that there is a large and growing class divide in our nation that’s more than money and more than race. So, what are these classes? And what’s happening here?

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