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Marriage: What Social Science Says and Doesn’t Say « Marriage & Family « Downloads

Date postedOctober 18, 2010
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Social science data indicate that the intact family—defined as a man and a woman who marry, conceive, and raise their children together—best ensures the current and future welfare of children and society when compared with other common forms of households. As alternative family forms have become more prevalent since the 1960s, social
science research and government surveys have indicated an accompanying rise in a number of serious social problems.