Not sure I agree with all of this, but there is an extremely interesting interview with W. Bradford Wilcox of The Marriage Project. It is a web exclusive posted at the invaluable First Things (firstthings.com). Entitled “How Churches Can Bridge the Marriage Divide“, I found it most informative about just how dire the is “marriage gap” between college-educated and non-college parents. (Obviously college education is a marker for socio-economic class, since few colleges teach anything even hinting at the value of the married state.)
Most shocking single statistic for me? 10% of babies born to college-educated mothers are born out of wedlock. Among non-college-educated mothers, the figure is 50%! And of those kids, few will be college-educated themselves.
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