The results of their recent study, which you can download from the Marriage Foundation website, are extraordinary. Regardless of family and social background, those born to married parents were:
- 23% more likely to have been to university
- 10% more likely to have got married, and
- 16% less likely ever to have received government benefits
Having richer parents also made no difference in the probability of ever needing to go on welfare if those parents weren’t initially married.
To marry before starting a family is more likely to create a stable family setting, more likely to help children go through to higher education and ultimately make children more financially resilient. This is such a simple and great gift to bestow on the next generation.
Source: Marriage Foundation.
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