Session 136:
Should Public Policy Promote Marriage? How Can It?

Saturday, April 2
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Rooms 408-409
Level 4

Chair: Robert Lerman, American University
Discussant: Marcia J. Carlson, Columbia University

  1. Can We Promote Child Well-Being by Promoting Marriage?Gregory Acs, Urban Institute

  2. Links between Premarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Marital Quality, Stability, and Divorce: A Comparison of Covenant versus Standard MarriagesSusan L. Brown, Bowling Green State University; Laura A. Sanchez, Bowling Green State University; Steven Nock, University of Virginia; James D. Wright, Central Florida University

  3. How Can Public Policy Promote Healthy Marriage?: The Couples' PerspectiveLina Guzman, Child Trends; Kristin Moore, Child Trends; Gregory Matthews, Child Trends; Zakia Redd, Child Trends; Susan Jekielek, Child Trends; Jacinta M.H. Bronte-Tinkew, Child Trends; Suzanne Ryan, Child Trends

  4. We Got Married, Now What? Family Dynamics and Economic Well-Being after MarriageRukmalie Jayakody, Pennsylvania State University; Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan

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