Report: Cohabitation a threat to child welfare, 'multiple transitions' and lack of stability cited

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, 8/17/2011

In the latter half of the 20th century, "divorce posed the biggest threat to marriage in the United States," sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox and 17 other scholars said in a report released this week by the Institute for American Values' Center for Marriage and Families and the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia... "Today, the rise of cohabiting households with children is the largest unrecognized threat to the quality and stability of children's family lives," the scholars said in "Why Marriage Matters, Third Edition: Thirty Conclusions From the Social Sciences."

Subjects: Family, Marriage

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