Statics show that in general, the longer married people stay married the greater their wealth accumulates. Consequently, the longer divorced people remained divorced, the greater their wealth dissipates. But, why is that? Apparently married people, especially those with children, tend to behave more responsibly about money because they have more responsibilities. While children increase a families expenses, they also increase the families since of responsibility, and that is a good thing.
Turns out, marriage is a great poverty preventing institution. It seems to me then, promoting, building, and helping people maintain their marriages, should be our first strategy in our war against poverty, instead of ignored, ridiculed, and discouraged.
Take Away: Building successful marriages should be a top national priority.