Brad Wilcox
+ Your AuthorsArchive @WilcoxNMP Professor & Director, National Marriage Project @UVA | Senior Fellow, @FamStudies | Visiting Scholar @AEI | @washingtonpost @TheAtlantic @NRO Feb. 12, 2021 1 min read

1. Imagine a public policy that boosted children's wealth *by 80%* in adulthood.

That's an insanely large finding.

Well, there's a new study out...

2. New study out from Down Under:

If you get & stay married, your children will have about 80% more wealth as adults than children whose parents divorced by the time they turned 15.

 https://academic.oup.com/sf/article/99/3/1176/5810068 

3. Why is this?

Well, kids whose parents divorced Down Under ended up as adults w/:

⬇️Education
⬇️Earnings
⬇️Future-oriented financial perspective
⬇️Family stability

4. Similar story from another recent US study:

Kids paid a "median wealth penalty of at least $61,600 at ages 47 to 55 [if they] did not live continuously with both parents from birth to age 18."

 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jomf.12523 


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