Author Archives: Marilyn J. Field

Real Numbers: When Children Die


This article is in Limiting the Tools of War, Spring 2003


The death of a child is a special sorrow, an enduring loss for surviving mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, other family members, and close friends. No matter the circumstances, a child’s death is a life-altering experience. In 1999, approximately 55,000 children ages 0 to 19 died in the United States. Fortunately, in the United States and […]

Dealing with Disability


This article is in Ending the Inertia on Energy Policy, Winter 2008


Disabilities will touch nearly everyone in some manner. Here’s a plan for preparing the nation for this future, but choices should not be put off. Between 40 million and 50 million people in the United States—at least one in seven residents—currently report having some kind of disability that limits their daily activities or restricts their […]