Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fewer Americans are getting married, and that's a bad thing

From the Daily Signal:

Marriage is especially important for children. Fifty years of social science has shown that kids do better on a wide range of outcomes when they grow up in homes with their married biological parents.

Unfortunately for children being born in America today, marriage is becoming rarer. According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity, the marriage rate dropped continually between 2002 and 2012 to reach its lowest point in history. During almost the same ten years, the percentage of children born outside marriage grew by 6 percentage points. In 2014, over 40 percent of children were born to unmarried mothers.

This is a problem.

Read the rest here.

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