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3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Who Doesn't Believe In Marriage Should Read This Book!, January 26, 2007
This review is from: Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age (Hardcover)
This book gives an honest and detailed discussion about how marriage affects social standing and class in society. There were parts that I disliked and that left a bad taste in my mouth but, overall it's an important book for generation Y and X-ers to read. Most people don't realize how we are jeopardizing our children's future and the future of this country by forgoing marriage. She outlines the importance of fathers and shows threw example how fatherless children often become absentee fathers thus creating multigenerational poverty and illegitimacy.
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Initial post: Mar 2, 2011 2:55:31 PM PST
It seems to me that whereas social standing and class may influence whether a person has the opportunity to marry, marriage (or the lack of it) definitely determines how a person will be treated. The never-married are frequently treated as second-class citizens and are shut out of all the financial perks and benefits associated with being married.
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