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Marriage is the most effective weapon to fight child poverty, study finds

Posted by Joseph on 14 September, 2012

A new study shows marriage is good for children’s material prosperity, as well as their emotional and spiritual growth.

“The U.S. is steadily separating into a two-caste system with marriage and education as the dividing line,” Heritage Foundation researcher Robert Rector wrote in the study, “Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty.”

Being in an intact home reduces a child’s chances of living in poverty by 82 percent. While 37 percent of children in unmarried families were below the poverty level, less than seven percent of children in homes with both a mother and a father suffered the same fate.

more at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/marriage-is-the-most-effective-weapon-to-fight-child-poverty-study-finds?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bcec6eb754-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_09_13_2012&utm_medium=email

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