Public Interest

Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy

When: Fri., April 28, 12-1:30 p.m. 2017

Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor, Sociology, CSU Fresno The U.S. federal Healthy Marriage Initiative has spent almost $1 billion since 2002 to fund hundreds of relationship and marriage education programs across the country. Randles spent three years attending healthy marriage classes and the couples who took them to understand what marriage education policy reveals about political understandings of how romantic experiences, relationship behaviors, and marital choices are primary mechanisms of inequality. In this talk, she will take the audience inside the marriage education classroom to reveal how healthy marriage policy promotes the idea that preventing poverty depends on individuals’ abilities.

Price: Free

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