[Paleopsych] marriage and poverty
anonymous_animus at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 13 22:16:07 UTC 2005
>>"Why do we feel that promoting marriage will solve
the problem when there are so few marriageable men?"
asked William Julius Wilson, professor of sociology
and social policy at Harvard. "We need to find ways to
duplicate the kinds of support that
come from an encouraging partner."<<
--I agree. I never understood why some people think
the nuclear family is the answer (especially given our
tribal evolutionary upbringing, in which the family
unit was imbedded in a larger culture), when there are
many people who just can't find someone to marry. Will
the people advocating marriage for the poor be willing
to lend their sons/daughters to the cause? Probably
not. They'll teach their kids to marry upward.
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