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Topic - W. Bradford Wilcox
Demographic and cultural signs indicate that the marriage rate, down 50 percent since the 1970s, may be ready to climb again, just as nonmarital childbearing may be dropping, as well.
Cohabiting is an emerging threat to the health of children and society, two new research reports say.
For at least a generation, marriage and family cohesion have been unraveling in America's low-income families. Now this rending of family ties is spreading into America's middle class, the home of hard-working, blue-collar, service-industry people who graduated from high school but didn't quite land that college degree.
In addition to an "education gap" in marriage, there is also a "faith gap," says the new State of Our Unions report on marriage.
Fully two-thirds of Americans believe in the concept of soul mates, where "two people are destined to be together," according to a recent Marist Poll.
Most Americans count income and professional status as markers of success, he said, though few reach the top tier of either.
W. Bradford Wilcox of the National Marriage Project said it "looks like a married village is more likely to raise the economic prospects of a poor child."