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An Event Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of Welfare Reform: Marriage and the Welfare of America

Recorded on June 13, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The link between family breakdown, poverty, and social ills was highlighted in 1965 by the Moynihan Report. Experts now agree that the benefits of marriage to children, family, and society as a whole are numerous. The importance of healthy marriages in preserving family stability and protecting against poverty and welfare dependence is at the crux of the landmark Healthy Marriage Initiative, a critical component of the recent welfare reform reauthorization. Please join us for a discussion of the significance of marriage and family for the welfare of America.