LIVING ON THE HILL: Data Shows Cohabitation Hurts The Kids, Encourages Inequalities

It’s become a commonplace on Capitol Hill and elsewhere that an unmarried man and a woman living together “can raise kids just as well as married couples.”

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But that’s not what social science data shows, according to Francie Broghammer of the Institute for Family Studies (IFS). Broghammer summarizes what the data shows thusly:

“Cohabiting parents tend to be younger, have lower levels of educational attainment, and face more economic instability. (For reference, 54% of cohabiting parents have a high school diploma or less, and 16% live below the poverty line. Continue reading “LIVING ON THE HILL: Data Shows Cohabitation Hurts The Kids, Encourages Inequalities”