What interests, if any, do you believe the government (on all levels)—should have in promoting marriage? Why?

What interests, if any, do you believe the government (on all levels)—should have in promoting marriage? Why?

Compose a brief essay of at least 550 words (not including your references list) on the following topic, referring to and critiquing relevant ideas from at least three of the Week 6 readings as you develop your thoughts: Census figures that present evidence on these topics: • Births to unmarried women by country • Marriage and divorce rates by country • Single Parent Households by country (1980 – 2008) Women in the Workforce rates (Marriage) by Country Susan M. Bianchi and Lynne Casper: “American Families” (2000) Walter Williams: “The State Against Blacks” Encyclopedia of Sociology: “American Families” Gertrude Himmelfarb: “Second Thoughts on Civil Society” Stephanie Koontz: “Taking Marriage Private” (2007)