Friday, June 10, 2016

Men Benefit Greatly From Marriage

Professor George Akerlof, in a prestigious lecture a few years ago, high-lighted compelling research that indicates the socializing influence of marriage for men.  He explained, “Married men are more attached to the labor force, they have less substance abuse, they commit less crime, are less likely to become the victims of crime, have better health, and are less accident prone.”  He found cohabitation was incapable of providing these benefits.  Akerlof explains this is because “men settle down when the get married and if they fail to get married, they fail to settle down.”  Married men make better neighbors and citizens.

Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier, “Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting,” pg.96

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