Proposing prosperity? : marriage education policy and inequality in America / Jennifer M. Randles.
By: Randles, Jennifer M.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9780231543170; 0231543174.Subject(s): Family life education -- United States | Marriage -- United States | Family policy -- United States | Poor families -- Services for -- United States | Equality -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Proposing Prosperity? : Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in AmericaDDC classification: 372.37/40973 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Learning and Legislating Love; 2. Rationalizing Romance: Reconciling the Modern Marriage Dilemma through Skilled Love; 3. Teaching Upward Mobility: Skilled Love and the Marriage Gap; 4. Intimate Inequalities and Curtailed Commitments: The Marriage Gap in a Middle-Class Marriage Culture; 5. The Missing "M Word": Promoting Committed Co-Parenting; 6. Men, Money, and Marriageability: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood through Marital Masculinity; 7. "It's Not Just Us": Relationship Skills and Poverty's Perpetual Problems
8. Conclusion: Family Inequality and the Limits of SkillsNotes; References; Index
#x93;Fragile families"#x97;unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially#x97;are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which encourage marriage by teaching relationship skills, are predicated on the hope that married couples can provide a more emotionally and financially stable home for their children. Healthy marriage policy promotes a pro-marriage culture in which two-parent married families are considered the healthiest. It also assumes that marriage can be a socioec.