Study shows education influences whether women have children outside of marriage

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  • Llew40 Sandy, UT
    June 23, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    The fact that sex has replaced dating doesn't help either. Dating that leads to marriage is no longer a social ambition for single men which leaves women no other choice but to either lower their standards or live the rest of their lives in lonely celibacy.

  • Tornado Mama Dallas, TX
    June 21, 2014 3:48 p.m.

    The problem with this bit of research is that it perpetuates the myth that a couple needs a degree before they get married. That's not necessarily the case. An abundance of sociological research soundly demonstrates that the most important thing in the formula of life events is that marriage must precede childbearing.

    The trick isn't to get educated before you get married; it's to get married before you have sex.

    American culture sets its people up for failure. It simultaneously declares that marriage is only acceptable for couples in their late twenties, while at the same time presenting frequent sexual activity as normal and acceptable. Sex makes babies. Sooo, no matter how much birth control, children are going to be born outside of wedlock. And when they are, their mothers are basically guaranteed to see their boyfriends walk away. Leaving them to a lonely life of poverty.

    Furthermore, research comparing couples who marry in their early twenties to those who marry later reveals truth that runs counter to American popular wisdom: Those who marry in their early twenties are happier and have more satisfying relationships than those who marry later, and their marriages are just as stable.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    June 21, 2014 12:27 p.m.

    So that evil, liberal, brainwashing college education is a stronger indicator than one's religious background on this subject. Hmm, sounds like a bad day for the religious right.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 21, 2014 8:37 a.m.

    Excellent story. Too bad that those who would benefit from it will never see it or will ignore it.

    "'Marriage remains America’s strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline," the report says. "As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a result.'"

    We have reached the point where politicians will bend over backwards to buy the votes of the near majority of "low information" voters who are "victims" of poverty, dysfunctional families and myriad other problems. They will reinforce the notion that marriage and husbands are unnecessary, along with religion, and thus seal their targets to life on the government welfare plantation. But, as the ostensible saviors of the downtrodden, these politicians can count on the vote of the very victims they keep in bondage.

    Marriage, husbands and religion, along with education and a work ethic, and old fashioned morals are the solution to most of our modern problems.