Should the Government Promote Marriage?

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The Bush administration's recent proposal to set aside federal welfare funds for marriage promotion programs renews a long-standing controversy about what makes a model family. But much more than symbolism is at stake in the debate over whether public policies should encourage marriage, & whether such policies are likely to be effective. Adapted from the source document.

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  • Andrew J Cherlin

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