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Why Marriage Matters: Twenty-One Conclusions from the Social Sciences

Why Marriage Matters: Twenty-One Conclusions from the Social Sciences. Cover of Booklet

What is known about the importance of marriage for children, adults, and society? Why Marriage Matters summarizes the large body of scientific research about marriage and family structure into a succinct form useful to Americans on all sides of ongoing family debates.

Authored by top scholars, Why Marriage Matters shows that marriage is an important social good, associated with an impressively broad array of positive outcomes for children and adults alike. Why Marriage Matters can be used as a guide for educators, marriage counselors, state and local policy makers, students, civic and religious organizations and leaders, journalists and others in the media, and the general public.

"This report summarizes in one easy-to-read, compelling document the points that our most esteemed social scientists can agree upon about WHY marriage MATTERS. It cuts right through the myths and misinformation about marriage and provides the facts about the benefits of marriage for men, women, children, and the village."

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