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Out of Order? Factors Influencing the Sequence of Marriage and Childbirth Among Disadvantaged Americans

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Paula Roberts

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

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This brief explores the attitudinal, experiential, economic, and social contexts in which disadvantaged parents have children and decide to marry or not marry. It also discusses the public policy implications of research on this topic.