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DIANE MEDVED: “Inequality” has nothing to do with divorce. But personal behavior does.

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Confused child with cutting paper parents, family problems, divorce, custody battle, suffer concept

BY DIANE MEDVED

So, I’m writing a book on divorce. Actually, it’s on why you should NOT divorce. Therefore I collect articles on the subject, and one I was just filing was from last week’s New York Times, titled “Marriage, Poverty and the Political Divide.”

The piece suggests that economic inequality works against marriage. It discounts Sen. Marco Rubio’s assertion that marriage can lift parents and children from poverty.

But it doesn’t get to the point–that the values of marriage shrink poverty rates, and it takes personal behavioral choices, not scrapping “inequality” with legal and policy change, to both support marriage and curb poverty.

Sen. Rubio bases this pro-marriage remark on a Heritage Foundation report showing that 71% of families in poverty are headed by unmarried individuals. Of those who are not poor, 73% are headed by married couples. Married people are better off financially….

Read the full column on Diane Medved’s Blog

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