1. Family Breakdown and Poverty, Education Next
Some 40 percent of children raised by single mothers are living in
poverty, according to the Census Bureau, while roughly 8 percent of
children raised by married parents are poor.
2. Forget ‘Gray Divorce’: Here’s How to Make Love Last, The Wall Street Journal
The romantic spark is important, but over the long term there has to be
something more, and that is friendship. A core aspect of that is the
ability to embrace your partner’s interests, even if you aren't
initially particularly interested.
3. How Marriage Makes People Healthier, The Economist
The researchers conclude that over time, marriage seems to be adding
its very own dose of good health to a relationship, something they dub
the “protective effect”.
4. What Is the Divorce Rate, Anyway?, Sliding vs Deciding: The Blog of Scott Stanley
[Y]oung married adults are not divorcing at the
same rate as their parents did at similar ages, so it is likely that the
divorce rate will decline in the future, once the baby boomers (who were and
continue to be highly divorce prone) leave the population.
How Many Families Would Be Left Out by Obama’s Tax Plan?, Family Studies
The problem with Obama’s plan is that it overlooks not only families who
currently have a stay-at-home parent and would like to keep it that way
but also the substantial share of dual-earner families who would like
to have a parent at home but feel they cannot afford to do so.
6. , National Fatherhood Initiative
7. The Brangelina Effect: Are Cohabiting Parents Turning to Marriage?, The Telegraph
Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane, a Family lawyer with JMW Solicitors, said: “Just like
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, there are many couples who are influenced by
their children’s wishes and decide to marry not as a rejection of
cohabitation but to provide security for their families.
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