Michael Medved
The growing gap between prosperous and struggling Americans stems more from changes in marital patterns than any policies of Wall Street or Washington. A New York Times report shows that thirty years ago, vast majorities of households at all income levels featured married couples. Today, 88 percent of families in the top third are still headed by married partners, but only 41 percent of households in the bottom third of income. It’s not just that successful people find marital prospects more easily, but also that staying unmarried, particularly with out-of-wedlock kids, makes it harder to escape poverty and produces harsher outcomes for those children. An Urban Institute report suggests that some 40% of increased distance between rich and poor comes from child-bearing by never-married women–now afflicting the majority of poor women, of all races.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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