Making the Case for Marriage
In a recent report from the National Marriage Project, scholars David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote, "Marriage is a fundamental social institution. It is central to the nurture and raising of children. It is the ‘social glue’ that reliably attaches fathers to children. It contributes to the physical, emotional and economic health of men, women and children, and thus to the nation as a whole. It is also one of the most highly prized of all human relationships and a central life goal of most Americans."
Crockett, Jennifer; Beebe, Marissa; and Duncan, Stephen F., "Making the Case for Marriage" (2018). Forever Families. 18.