The Federal Government Has Been Trying to Strengthen Marriage, and it Hasn’t Been Helping

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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