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The Future of Children: Fall 2005

Marriage and Child Well-being

The Future of Children:  Fall 2005
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This second volume of The Future of Children examines family formation and child well being, with a particular focus on marriage. The authors look at the history of marriage in America, the changes in family formation and the effect of these changes on economic and social outcomes for children, and the effect of marriage policy on specific subgroups such as low-income, minority, and homosexual families. The volume also provides a review of programs that have tried to increase and stabilize marriage as well as the impact of tax and transfer policies on marriage.

Brookings Institution Press; January 2005
177 pages; ISBN 9780815755609
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