The Uncommon Man

November 01, 2005

Marriage and Health

Here is an interesting article that is a look at The Consequences of Marriage for African Americans a comprehensive review of the most recent literature (since about 1990) on the subject. The study (put out by pro-marriage folks) finds:

Marriage promotes the economic, social, familial and psychological well-being of black men and women -- as it does for men and women generally. Marriage is wonderful for children, who turn out to be less trouble-prone than their peers from single-parent-households.

The economic benefits of marriage are more pronounced for black couples than for whites, more often keeping their families from slipping below the poverty line.

It also turns out that black women report worse health than unmarried women.

via Washington Post - Poor Marriages, Poor Health

Posted by Russell at November 1, 2005 06:07 AM


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