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How marriage fights poverty

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  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Yes, marriage helps fight poverty.

    So why not legalize that wonderful institution for ALL couples?

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Sept. 19, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    I agree. I have watched my wife's family. Various siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins have made choices which have led either to marriage and children or out-of-wedlock children. The ones who chose marriage and then children are way ahead economically of those who chose children without marriage.

    Two things to fight poverty are: 1) strengthening the concept of responsible procreation and 2) improving education which goes along with the idea of being raised in a two-parent home. It may be that #2 is an offshoot of #1 so then we just go back to #1: marriage is society's way of promoting responsible procreation.