Should Parents Marry for the Kids?

Sep 01, 2011

"The number of Americans who have children and live together without marrying has increased twelvefold since 1970," Sabrina Tavernise wrote in The New York Times recently, adding that "children now are more likely to have unmarried parents than divorced ones."

Is that cause for concern? Does marriage contribute to a stable environment, or is it simply a sign that a family was already stable?

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