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An Obvious Conclusion About Marriage Details

Posted by Joseph on 22 September, 2012

It should be an obvious conclusion to reach: Marriage is good for society. History confirms this conclusion. Economists can document it. Teachers can perceive it. Children experience it. And yet so many do not want to reach this easy and obvious conclusion.

However, it is an undisputed fact that has now been laid out in clear terms by Heritage Foundation researcher Robert Rector who wrote a study titled “Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty.”

The new study joins countless others that show how marriage benefits the material, emotional and spiritual good of children. A stable home provided by marriage reduces a child’s chances of living in poverty by 82 percent. When children live with unmarried or single parents, some 37 percent live in poverty. Less than seven percent of children in homes with both a mother and a father suffer the same fate. “Being married has roughly the same effect in reducing poverty that adding five to six years to a parent’s education has,” writes Rector.

more at: http://www.tfp.org/tfp-home/fighting-for-our-culture/an-obvious-conclusion-about-marriage.html

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