Ideal fertility is 2. 5, but canadian women have 2. 1 (aging society) Huge portion of single moms = need assistance. To promote ideal traditional nuclear family: different perspectives. The progressive scholars and policy makers: as a matter of social justice. The conservatives: providing social benefits to individuals without increasing governmental intervention. Others: the sensitivity of governmental intervention into the private domain. Practical reason: families are more effective in rearing healthy children with government"s assistance: assumptions to support the governmental interventions to marriage. Family functioning affects individuals, and stable marriages tend to improve family functioning. Core societal needs can only be provided in a family context, not by the government. The family provides a good atmosphere for raising healthy social members. Marriage as an institution confers benefits upon children and adults, which cannot be replicated by social programs and legal mandates: the implementation of the marriage movement. At three levels: the local, state and federal.