The Practical Value of Doing the Right Thing at a Critical Time in Life

For those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job and marry before they have their first child, the probability that they will be poor is 2 percent.  But, if those things are absent, 76 percent will be poor.

From a Brookings Institution study, referenced in a Washington Post blog May 13, 2012.

2 Replies to “The Practical Value of Doing the Right Thing at a Critical Time in Life”

  1. It’s common sense that having children out of wedlock leads to undesirable outcomes – economic and otherwise – for the child and for others. A statistical study only confirms that fact. To suggest that there is no causation is to deny the obvious.

    The world would be remarkably better off were we to live the way Jesus taught us.

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