Are some of Uncle Sam’s efforts to strengthen marriage doing more harm than good?

Since 2006, the federal government has spent upwards of $100 million annually to run programs that promote marriage skills in low-income communities. The results of these expenditures have been underwhelming.

What’s worse, these less-than-compelling results have crowded out private action and created the widespread and false conclusion that all efforts to strengthen marriages are fruitless.

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