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A New Marriage Proposal: How A Controversial Program Promotes Matrimony as A Way to Tackle Poverty.

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Winters, Rebecca.
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In this article, Winters mentions the role of the federal government in fostering marriage in order to put children in stable, two-parent homes. The article also discusses the following: how President George W. Bush's Healthy Marriage Initiative funds courses such as the Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education course; consideration of how critics are concerned that money spent on these programs will divert resources from other antipoverty efforts including child welfare and refugee resettlements; concern that marriage educators will pressure women to stay in abusive relationships; likelihood that the initiative should result in less government oversight eventually; and identification of marriage as a goal among couples in such programs.

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