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Why Don't They Just Get Married? Barriers to Marriage among the Disadvantaged

From: The Future of Children
Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2005
pp. 117-137 | 10.1353/foc.2005.0017


Kathryn Edin and Joanna Reed review recent research on social and economic barriers to marriage among the poor and discuss the efficacy of efforts by federal and state policymakers to promote marriage among poor unmarried couples, especially those with children, in light of these findings.