Monthly Archives: December 2011

Marriage and Society

This week I want to talk about the importance of marriage to society.  Colleagues at the Institute for American Values in New York City have published an updated edition of their excellent research on marriage and family titled, Why Marriage Matters.

The publication is like a Cliff Notes version of mountains of research on marriage and its effects on men, women and children.  Some of the most prominent family scholars in the nation are co-authors of this report – scholars such as Brad Wilcox at the University of Virginia, David Popenoe at Rutgers University and the grand dame of research regarding the negative effects of divorce on children, Judith Wallerstein at the University of California at Berkeley. read more

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