Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Drawing on a wide variety of polling data, as well as personal interviews, Wilcox and Wolfinger concluded that "religion is a force for good in African American and Latino family life.
While some will no doubt have a problem with the conclusions for their own reasons, Soul Mates gives a well-researched perspective on a seldom discussed topic. The reason? Ships from and sold by Amazon. Deals and Shenanigans.
Soul Mates shines a much-needed spotlight on the lives of strong and happy minority couples. For example, those who are involved in religious activities are less likely to divorce, have children outside of marriage, and be incarcerated, but not by as big a margin as you might expect.
Indeed, this book finds that religion is less likely to benefit black and Latino families than Anglo families. Soul Mates briefly makes some recommendations, including eliminating marriage penalties and disincentives for the poor and for unwed mothers, expanding the earned-income tax credit, and increasing the child tax credit and funding for proven vocational-education and apprentice programs.
To ask other readers questions about Soul Matesplease sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Churches serving these communities, the authors argue, promote a code of decency, encompassing hard work, temperance, and personal responsibility, that benefits black and Latino families.
Karl Molder rated it really liked it Jul 27, Available in Oxford Scholarship Online - view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Indeed, for African Americans, as for other Americans, it appears to be a largely positive force in family life.
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Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Powered by: Safari Books Online. Despite facing severe economic headwinds, an enduring legacy of discrimination and xenophobia, and perhaps the challenges of adapting to a new nation, most African Americans and Latinos marry, enjoy happy relationships, and abide by a code of decency that increases the odds of enjoying a good family life.