Friday, October 31, 2014

Marriage and wealth

NCPA has a report about marriage and wealth:

If the United States had a married parenthood rate at the same level that it had in 1980, the median income of families with children would increase by 44 percent.

Without doing the numbers it is certain the same effect would be seen in NZ.

Although (referring back to yesterday's post about the shortcomings of measuring poverty relatively), ironically, there would still be a percentage of children living on incomes 60 percent or less of the median income despite being much wealthier. Child poverty would persist!

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