Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-marital Age

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Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, Jan 1, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 179 pages
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A generation ago Americans undertook a revolutionary experiment to redefine marriage. The results of this experiment separating marriage from childrearing are in, and they are bad news for children and for the country as a whole. The family upheaval has hit African-Americans especially hard. We forgot what American marriage was designed to do: it ordered lives by giving the young a meaningful life script. It supported middle-class foresight, planning, and self-sufficiency. And it organized men and women around The Mission nurturing their children's cognitive, emotional, and physical development. It is The Mission that separates middle-class kids from their less-parented and lower-achieving peers. In fact our great family experiment threatens to turn what the founders imagined as an opportunity-rich republic of equal citizens into a hereditary caste society."

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Review: Marriage and Caste in America: Seperate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age

User Review  - Rbarfuss - Goodreads

I found this book insightful and a useful stepping-off point for other material to reference. (very well documented). It was nice to read something that was based on imperical evidence and not just religious dogma. It gave me some new insights that I found helpful in formulating my thoughts. Read full review

Review: Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age

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Acknowledgments vii
Marriage and Caste
What American Marriage Does

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Kay S. Hymowitz is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York City and a contributing editor of City Journal.

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