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The Implications of Multiple Partner Fertility for Efforts to Promote Marriage in Programs Serving Low-Income Mothers and Fathers

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Paula Roberts

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The eleventh in a series on Couples and Marriage Research Policy, this brief summarizes what is known about multiplepartner fertility in fragile families, discusses the implications for efforts to promote healthy marriage in this population, and suggests major issues for policy makers andhealthy marriage programs in addressing the needs of targeted couples.