A social politics article states, “Marriage promotion is a neoliberal policy shifting risk to the shoulders of the poor, aiming to produce ‘strong families’ for the purposes of social security” (Geva, 2011). One may ask: how does the government benefit from making “strong families”? I believe the implied statement here is that married couples make more money and so that means more social security money coming in for the government, meaning the government ultimately benefits from citizens getting married. Statistics show that 48 percent of the population surveyed declared their marital status as married, excluding the people who are married but separated (Census, 2012). Taking this information into consideration, this means that about 52 percent of the population surveyed was not married, whet...
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