A stable home was found to raise a child’s chances of escaping the poverty trap by 82 per cent.
When equally well-educated families were compared, marriage increased a child’s chance of living above the poverty line by 75 per cent.
The research also found that just 7 per cent of children in families below the poverty line had parents who were married to each other.
However 37 per cent of children in families below the poverty level were in households where their parents were not married.
Read the full report here from The Heritage Foundation - Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty
Proof again that: righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people, Proverbs 14:34.