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By Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Nicholas Wolfinger

Many folks see executive involvement in kin coverage as a reaction to renowned matters that the yank relations is in a kingdom of quandary. one of many fundamental issues with “fragile” households (one guardian – often mom) is fiscal: Poverty charges for unmarried moms are a number of occasions that of two-parent households. fiscal deprivation whereas becoming up has been associated with terrible actual wellbeing and fitness, decreased highbrow skill and educational success. a few social sciences contend that marriage is the answer to the various difficulties linked to single-parent households. different specialists think that executive courses designed to elevate marriage charges can cause extra difficulties than they clear up (i.e. household violence, divorce, etc.). The proposed quantity will discover concerns on the topic of fragile households from many alternative views at the explanations and results of this factor. This e-book is split up into sections masking felony and theoretical views, reasons and effects of offspring wellness, and the point of father’s significance to the “fragile families”.

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The Bush administration's welfare policy scandalized many liberals, and a large part of what people found offensive was the self-consciousness of the bribe, using money to entice welfare clients to marry. On Married by America, the prize money threatened the illusion of free choice and the sense of "truth" behind marriage, but in Bush's proposal this kind of truth was deemed irrelevant. Although the truth of marriage is offered to poor people as sacrifice and discipline, in its televised ideal the authenticity of the marital bond was seen to rest within the specific couples' commitment to ignoring the prize money and learning how to love.

Kevin erroneously assumed that Jill would willingly give up nude modeling once they were married: I just feel that now that I am engaged to her and now that I am going to be marrying this woman, I don't want her to be seen in a magazine again. I don't want her body open to everyone else; that is how I feel (3130103). 2. Marrying for America 35 Kevin saw his desires to control his fiancCe's body as his own personal taste, and similarly, his fellow finalist Tony womed that his fiancCe Billie Jean might not be "wife material" because of her wild, "party girl" behavior.

This model works by assuming that the institution of marriage fulfills its function if particular individuals value it, and the culture as a whole is supportive of these individual values. It neglects the role material and social conditions play in shaping "culture," regardless of whether they define the latter as systems of thought or simply as mass media images. While feminists have long challenged this functionalism by asking for whom marriage functions (see, for instance, Fraser 1989; Hartmann 1979; Pateman 1988; Stacey 1990; Thorne l992), we focus not on marriage's micro-level benefits to men, but on its macro-level contribution to administering the population without addressing structural and economic problems at their root.

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