Family Research Council

Promoting Marriage Makes Cents


By Tony Perkins
January 08, 2014

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If you're looking for prosperity, bank on marriage! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Jesus said, "The poor will always be with you"--but that doesn't mean that we should stop fighting poverty. The latest social science proves what groups like FRC have argued all along: the best solution to poverty is marriage. Kids who live in a home where they're parents are married are much less likely to grow up poor. That doesn't mean that if you get married you won't struggle. But it does mean that if a child's parents do get married have a much better chance of coming out of poverty than kids whose parents are single or cohabiting. The bottom line, says FRC's Dr. Pat Fagan, is that children of married parents usually live in a more stable environment, and their families have a higher lifetime net worth.

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