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Proposing prosperity? : marriage education policy and inequality in America

Author: Jennifer M Randles
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through interviews with couples and observations and participation in marriage education courses, Jennifer M. Randles challenges assumptions about marriage and critically examines the effects of such  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Randles
ISBN: 9780231170307 0231170300
OCLC Number: 947817212
Description: xii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Going inside the healthy marriage classroom --
Rationalizing romance: reconciling the modern marriage dilemma through skilled love --
Teaching upward mobility: skilled love and the marriage gap --
Intimate inequalities and curtailed commitments: the marriage gap in a middle-class marriage culture --
The missing "M-word": poverty, prosperity, and promoting committed co-parenting --
Men, money, and marriageability: promoting responsible fatherhood through marital masculinity --
"It's not just us": relationship skills and poverty's perpetual problems --
Family inequality and the limits of skills.
Responsibility: Jennifer M. Randles.

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A useful, policy-relevant, and balanced treatment of how government-funded marriage and relationship education really works on the ground. -- Shawn Fremstad, Senior Fellow, Center for American Read more...

 
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