Title

Interview with Jennifer Randles, author, Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Abstract

“Marriage is the foundation of a successful society,” proclaimed the Clinton-era welfare reform bill. Since then, national and state governments have spent nearly a billion dollars on programs designed to encourage poor and low-income Americans to get married and to remain married. But do any of these initiatives achieve their stated goals? To find out, listen to our interview with Jennifer Randles, author of Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America (Columbia University Press, 2016), who knows first-hand what happens in such programs, bringing important new insight into evaluating claims that there is a “success sequence” that will bring people out of poverty.

Publication Date

11-14-2017

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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