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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Randles
ISBN: 9780231170307 0231170300
OCLC Number: 973555363
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043998486
Description: xii, 267 pages
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 Skills Notes References Index
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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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