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State Policies to promote marriage


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  • Plamen Nikolov

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Karen Gardiner

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Mike Fishman

    (The Lewin Group)


This paper includes policies that have been enacted in the U.S., as well as those proposed. Also included are policies proposed or adopted prior to PRWORA and those suggested after the law's passage. This report inventories marriage policies in the 50 states and District of Columbia in the following ten areas: Campaigns, commissions and proclamations Divorce laws and procedures Marriage and relationship preparation and education State tax policies State cash assistance policies State Medicaid policies State vital statistics Marriage support and promotion Youth education and development Specialty programs

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series HEW with number 0306003.

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Date of creation: 29 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0306003

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  1. Martin Halla & Mario Lackner & Johann Scharler, 2013. "Does the Welfare State Destroy the Family? Evidence from OECD Member Countries," Economics working papers 2013-04, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  2. Cáceres-Delpiano, Julio & Giolito, Eugenio P., 2008. "How Unilateral Divorce Affects Children," IZA Discussion Papers 3342, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Stéphane Mechoulan, 2005. "“Economic Theory’s Stance On No-Fault Divorce”," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 3(3), pages 337-359, 09.
  4. Sheena McConnell & Robert Wood & Barbara Goldman, 2004. "Marriage Disincentives Facing Low-Income Parents: Designing and Testing Policies to Reduce Them," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4341, Mathematica Policy Research.


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