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Marriage, Poverty, and Child Well-Being. Forum Proceedings.

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University of Washington.
Human Services Policy Center.
Evans School of Public Affairs.
The Center for Research on Families.
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Marriage, Poverty, and Child Well-Being is a report from the forum held on December 5, 2002 at the University of Washington's Husky Union Building, Seattle, Washington, co-sponsored by the UW's Human Services Policy Center and the Center for Research on Families. The purpose of this forum was to explore the implications of policies designed to support marriage and strengthen families. The day's presentations focused on the following two questions-- In very low-income families, do children benefit if their parents are married? and Can policy successfully promote marriage?-- which have come to the forefront in the discussion concerning reauthorization of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Created by the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, TANF included specific goals concerned with marriage and family formation.

A summary of each presentation as well as a summary and full-text versions of Dr. Wade Horn's keynote address are included in the report. (Author abstract modified)

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