In economic terms, divorce and unmarried childbearing cost American taxpayers at least $112 billion per year and significantly increase poverty rates of both mothers and children. Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers.
Attitudes about marriage are changing everywhere, including the state of Michigan as more and more people think the institution is obsolete.
Read this column (click on above link) and one if left wondering how much divorce and unmarried childbearing is costing our state.
In the billions? Can the attitudes about marriage be changed? How?