Saturday, April 2 / 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM   •   Rooms 408-409

Session 136:
Should Public Policy Promote Marriage? How Can It?

Chair: Robert Lerman, American University
Discussant: Marcia J. Carlson, Columbia University

  1. Can We Promote Child Well-Being by Promoting Marriage?Gregory Acs, Urban Institute

  2. Links between Premarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Marital Quality, Stability, and Divorce: A Comparison of Covenant versus Standard MarriagesSusan L. Brown, Bowling Green State University ; Laura A. Sanchez, Bowling Green State University ; Steven Nock, University of Virginia ; James D. Wright, Central Florida University

  3. How Can Public Policy Promote Healthy Marriage?: The Couples' PerspectiveLina Guzman, Child Trends ; Kristin Moore, Child Trends ; Gregory Matthews, Child Trends ; Zakia Redd, Child Trends ; Susan Jekielek, Child Trends ; Jacinta M.H. Bronte-Tinkew, Child Trends ; Suzanne Ryan, Child Trends

  4. We Got Married, Now What? Family Dynamics and Economic Well-Being after MarriageRukmalie Jayakody, Pennsylvania State University ; Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan

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