In The Chippewa Herald: Commission offers 12 recommendations for strengthening Wisconsin families

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Gov. Scott Walker’s family commission is calling for a series of state law and policy changes to alleviate poverty by strengthening families.

Lawrence Berger, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, said the report addresses many of the key issues associated with family formation and stability, particularly by emphasizing the roles of men and fathers. However, he said he is less optimistic about the emphasis on marriage promotion and healthy marriage programs because the current evidence indicates these programs have not been effective.

Read more in the Chippewa Herald