ERIC Number: EJ1005452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 10
A More Optimistic Perspective on Government-Supported Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Lower Income Couples
Hawkins, Alan J.; Stanley, Scott M.; Cowan, Philip A.; Fincham, Frank D.; Beach, Steven R. H.; Cowan, Carolyn Pape; Rhoades, Galena K.; Markman, Howard J.; Daire, Andrew P.
American Psychologist, v68 n2 p110-111 Feb-Mar 2013
In the past decade, the federal government, some states, and numerous communities have initiated programs to help couples form and sustain healthy marriages and relationships in order to increase family stability for children. Thus, the authors value the attention given to this emerging policy area by the "American Psychologist" in a recent article (Johnson, May-June 2012). In this commentary, the authors challenge some of Johnson's points about the effectiveness and reach of interventions to lower income couples and couples of color and the suggested prioritization of basic over applied research.
Descriptors: Marriage, Interpersonal Relationship, Low Income Groups, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Government, Marital Satisfaction, Adult Education, Program Evaluation, Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Disadvantaged, Social Science Research, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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