Marriage Does Make a Difference

A recent Pew Research Center report indicates that a record 20 percent of adults over the age of 25 have never married, and that number is expected to rise to 25 percent by 2030. To put things in perspective, that's up from 9 percent in 1960.

Marriage has long been considered one of the milestones of achieving adulthood, but that's quickly changing. Why the shift? For many, marriage simply isn't important. Pew discovered that while 46...


is the managing editor of the Howard Center's quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |