Findings on Marriage

Christmas is only a few days away. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about family. We’re traveling halfway across the country to be with my husband’s family this holiday, and I am really looking forward to it. I love my “in-laws” – they are wonderful, warm, loving people. They are one of the reasons I think being married is great.

Speaking of being married, just the other day I received an update from – the topic this month was a study on the benefits of marriage. They stayed away from the warm fuzzies and focused on pure practicality. Here are just a few of the findings:

1.  On average, married couples are less likely than cohabiting couples to be in poverty.

2.  Over time, married couples—with or without children—have a higher family income, on average, than all other family structures.

3.  Married-couple households have, on average, substantially greater net-worth than households with other types of living arrangements.

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