..especially for children:
Â According to The Economist, 92% ofÂ children whose families make more than $75,000 a year live with two parents (including step-parents).
Those who marry “till death do us part” end up, on average, four times richer than those who never marry.
Married men drink less, take fewer drugs and work harder, earning between 10% and 40% more than single men with similar schooling and job histories
Children who do not live with both biological parents are also roughly twice as likely to drop out of high school and to have behavioural or psychological problems.
Two-thirds of American children born to co-habiting parents who later marry will see their parents split up by the time they are ten. Those born within wedlock face only half that risk.Â