Marriage has several social and economic benefits on one's life, but recent studies have shown that the struggiling economy is not only hurting people's job prospects, it’s hurting their social prospects as well and is leading to a steady decline in the number of marriages, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
“The trend lines are clear: Marriage is becoming a luxury reserved for the wealthy and well educated. While some 60 percent of US women with a bachelor’s degree are married, for example, less than 30 percent of those who never graduated from high school are,” reports the Monitor.
Because of the detrimental effects the lack of marriage has been shown to have, helping all classes get into a position where marriage is once again an option is a worthy goal, says the Monitor. “As the fall debate over how to revive the economy heats up, it’s important to understand everything that’s at stake. Effective efforts to boost the economy can have a less obvious benefit: They will strengthen marriage and, in turn, stabilize society.”
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