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

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

by W. Bradford Wilcox
 

Sixteen of the top scholars on family life have re-issured a joint report on the importance of marriage.  First released in 2002, the newly revised edition of Why Marriage Matters highlights five new themes in marriage-related research.  Since 1960, the proportion of children who do not live with their own two parents has risen sharply.  This

Overview

Sixteen of the top scholars on family life have re-issured a joint report on the importance of marriage.  First released in 2002, the newly revised edition of Why Marriage Matters highlights five new themes in marriage-related research.  Since 1960, the proportion of children who do not live with their own two parents has risen sharply.  This change has been caused, first, by large increases in divorce, and more recently, by a big jump in single mothers and cohabitating couples who have children but do not marry.  For several decades the impact of this dramatic change in family structure has been the subject of vigorous debate among scholars.  No longer.  These twenty six findings are now widely agreed upon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931764100
Publisher:
Broadway Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project and associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.  He is the author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.

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