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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

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
Responsibility: Jennifer 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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